24 April 2012

Cryogenic tanker design and operations - An overview

When driving on European motorways, when you see in the opposite direction a rather high tanker in the distance, you can be pretty sure this is a cryogenic tanker. The majority of tankers in the existing fleets are built like 'cigars', straight barrels put onto a classical running gear, at an angle of some 2-3 degrees. This has long been seen as the most straightforward way of designing the inner vessel and the outer jacket, using different ways of support in between.

(Gasworld, May 12)