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H—4 Distrigas LNG Barge Operating Experience

  • N. E. Frangesh
  • G. A. RandallJr.
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 21)

Abstract

The barge Massachusetts is a double-hulled, ocean-going LNG carrier. It is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping as an A1 ✠ Pressure Tank Barge* suitable for carrying LNG, LPG, and ethylene. It is of notched-stern design, and is normally propelled in integrated mode by tug as in Fig. 1 ; in heavy seas it is towed on a hawser. Its four aluminum cylindrical cargo tanks have a total nominal capacity of 30,800 bbl and a net delivery capacity of approximately 27,000 bbl. Since its commissioning in October 1973, it has been the only U. S. flag LNG carrier.

Keywords

Thermal Stratification Crew Member Coast Guard Liquid Recirculation Cargo Tank 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. E. Frangesh
    • 1
  • G. A. RandallJr.
  1. 1.Distrigas CorporationBostonUSA

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