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Recommendations for Oil Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment 4th Ed
Standardisation of Shipboard Manifolds including Vapour Return Lines (VRL's).
Number of Pages: 32
Product Code: 4400w053
Published Date: January 1991
Binding Format: Paperback
The Safe Transfer of Liquefied Gas in an Offshore Environment (STOLGOE)
These Guidelines address the transfer of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) between Floating (Production) Storage and Offloading facilities (F(P)SOs) and conventional gas tankers.
The Guidelines are primarily intended to familiarise Masters, ship operators, F(P)SO operators and project development teams with the general principles and equipment involved in LPG offloading activities between F(P)SOs and gas tankers. For the purposes of these Guidelines, the gas tanker is considered to be a vessel equipped with standard mooring and cargo transfer equipment, with a conventional single propulsion system comprising of a fixed blade propeller.
ISGOTT (International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals) 5th Edition
This is the definitive Guide to the safe carriage and handling of crude oil and petroleum products on tankers and at terminals.
ISGOTT was first published in 1978 and combined the contents of the 'Tanker Safety Guide (Petroleum)', published by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and the 'International Oil Tanker and Terminal Safety Guide', by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF).
In producing this Fifth Edition, the content has again been reviewed by these ICS and OCIMF, together with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), to ensure that it continues to reflect current best practice and legislation.
This edition also takes account of recent changes in recommended operating procedures, particularly those prompted by the introduction of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, which became mandatory for tankers on 1st July 1998.
The Guide provides operational advice to directly assist personnel involved in tanker and terminal operations, including guidance on, and examples of, certain aspects of tanker and terminal operations and how they may be managed. It s is NOT a definitive description of how tanker and terminal operations are conducted.
It is a general industry recommendation that a copy of ISGOTT is kept and used onboard every tanker and in every terminal so that there is a consistent approach to operational procedures and shared responsibilities for operations at the ship/shore interface.
Author: ICS, OCIMF and IAPH
No Pages: 450
Crude Oil Tanker Basics. The theory and practice of crude oil cargo operations
What precious time is spent on cargo duties is often used in learning how to use the automated cargo control systems and therefore not covering the basics of operating crude oil tankers (whether they be Suezmax, VLCC or ULCCs) and their related activities such as venting, purging, understanding the operation of cargo pumps and the fundamentals of Inert Gas and Crude Oil Washing Systems.
All of these operations, and more, are explained in this new 192 page book, which is supported with photographs taken onboard a new build VLCC.
Guide to Manufacturing and Purchasing Hoses for Offshore Moorings (GMPHOM 2009)
Although hose manufacturers may choose to continue to be guided by 4th edition until it is withdrawn in June 2012, this 5th edition reflects a major review and enhancement of the 4th edition for the purpose of providing technical recommendations and guidance to ensure the satisfactory performance of elastomer reinforced, smooth bore, oil suction and discharge hose commonly used at offshore moorings.
GMPHOM 2009 consolidates:
* Guide to Purchasing, Manufacturing and Testing of Loading and Discharge Hoses for Offshore Moorings 4th Ed (Publ 1991)
* SPM Hose System Design Commentary (Publ 1993)
The new or significantly changed topics that are included in this latest edition:
• The guidance for Reeling Hose Systems are addressed for the first time with particular attention being given to the potential for hoses being subjected to crush loading
• the Safe Working Loads guidance for hose lifting lugs have been re-assessed based on the weights of Double Carcass Hoses equipped with typical fittings
• the design specification for Double Carcass Hoses has been clarified, together with the guidance for leak detection
• acceptance tests include new guidance for material tests and the process for stiffness testing has been revised
• the circumstances that prompt prototype tests have been clarified and new tests addressing materials, torsion, tensile loading, crushing and lifting lugs have been introduced into the prototype test program. This program now also includes guidance for the dynamic testing of prototype
No. pages: 94
General Rules for Tankers Owned or Operating the US 2010/2011 Edition
A new 800 page title that provides recommendations and guidance for tankers trading into the USA.
General Rules for Tankers Owned or Operating in the USA contains the relevant tanker requirements from the 12,000 pages of information that make up the US Code of Federal Regulations applicable to Shipping.
The chapters cover:
- Navigation, Tankermen Qualifications
- Deepwater Ports, Waterfront Facilities
- Tanker General Rules, Special requirements for Chemical Tankers, Special requirements for Liquefied Gas Tankers
- Cargo Information and guidance, Cargo equipment
- Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements.
An additional two Annexes cover the full texts of the “Jones Act” and “OPA 90”. This is a ‘must have’ reference for any tanker or tanker company trading into the USA.
Double Hull Oil Tankers Guidelines for Surveys, Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures IACS
This manual gives guidelines for a double hull oil tanker which is constructed primarily for the carriage of oil in bulk and which has the cargo tanks protected by a double hull that extends for the entire length of the cargo area, consisting of double sides and double bottom spaces for the carriage of water ballast or void spaces.
LPG Shipping Suggested Competency Standards
In 2007, SIGTTO set up a series of working groups to bring together the LPG Shipping experience that was held within its membership onboard fully pressurised, Semi-pressurised/semi-refrigerated and fully refrigerated LPG Carriers and Ethylene Carriers. These standards have been collated into this book and were formally adopted by the SIGTTO board in May 2008.
Approved by SIGTTO, (Society of International Gas Tankers and Terminal Operators) this book is an essential companion to anyone serving on an LPG Carrier or any operator who has LPG Carriers or Ethylene Carriers within their fleet. This publication is presented in an easy read tabular format with the deck and engine officer ranks concerned being: - Deck Management - Deck Operational - Cargo Equipment - Management - Cargo Equipment - Operational This publication builds on the substantial competency related work that has been done by SIGTTO in the LNG sector and provides guidance on the minimum standards to which Officers should be trained and reference to the knowledge that underpins it. The standards were written using the competence based methodology, used in STCW and throughout the industry generally. These competency standards are intended to be used to ensure a common standard of minimum training throughout the industry.
Chemical Tanker Notes
Seamanship’s new book in the popular "Notes" series is "Chemical Tanker Notes". Chemical Tanker Notes is a textbook containing all aspects of practice on a Chemical Tanker Vessel. All operations from commencing the voyage until its completion are covered in detail step-by-step.
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LNG Operational Practice
The LNG Operational Practice book is a guide to the ‘hands on’ operation of LNG Carriers, covering the typical trading cycle for a modern LNG carrier and providing a prescriptive set of actions and checklists with useful information, cautionary notes and estimated times where appropriate.