Enhanced Integrity LNG Storage Tanks

  • W. S. Jacobs
  • S. E. Handman
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 31)


In recent years close attention has been given to increasing the integrity of LNG storage tanks. The M.W. Kellogg Company is a participant in four major LNG projects that incorporate enhanced integrity LNG storage tanks. Enhanced integrity tanks provide more secure containment than the conventional, above-ground, double-wall steel tank. These projects, the Belgium and Hsing-Ta, Taiwan receiving terminals and the Das Island, and Burrup Penninsula, Australia liquefaction plants each utilize a different approach to the design of enhanced integrity storage.

This paper discusses the pertinent features of the primary and secondary containment systems for these designs and compares them with a conventional above-ground, double wall system. Relative costs and design/construction schedules compared to the conventional, above-ground, double-wall steel tank are also reviewed.


Storage Tank Bottom Slab Slurry Wall Storage Concept Concrete Roof 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. S. Jacobs
    • 1
  • S. E. Handman
    • 1
  1. 1.The M.W. Kellogg CompanyHoustonUSA

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