Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Design and Environmental Engineering, IDEE 2023, November 24–26, 2023, Zhengzhou, China

Research Article

Comparative Study on Design Specifications of Bow Loading System for Shuttle Tanker

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2343363,
        author={Tianxiao  Yang},
        title={Comparative Study on Design Specifications of Bow  Loading System for Shuttle Tanker},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Design and Environmental Engineering, IDEE 2023, November 24--26, 2023, Zhengzhou, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IDEE},
        year={2024},
        month={2},
        keywords={shuttle tanker; bow loading; standard specification; safety requirements},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2343363}
    }
    
  • Tianxiao Yang
    Year: 2024
    Comparative Study on Design Specifications of Bow Loading System for Shuttle Tanker
    IDEE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2343363
Tianxiao Yang1,*
  • 1: Cnooc China Ltd
*Contact email: yangtx2@cnooc.com.cn

Abstract

A Shuttle Tanker is a special type of ship in the tanker category, designed specifically for the transport of bulk liquid cargoes such as oil and liquefied natural gas. Compared with traditional oil tankers, shuttle oil tankers have unique characteristics in ship type design and equipment, which can meet the complex needs of maritime transportation. In shuttle tankers, the bow loading system is a key factor in ensuring the efficient and safe handling of cargo, and its design and operation must follow a strict set of codes and standards to safeguard the safety of cargo and the environment. In order to meet the requirements, Brazil, Norway, as well as China and other relevant organizations have developed a series of design specifications to guide and regulate the design, construction and operation of bow loading systems. This paper will compare and study the design requirements of various design specifications for the bow loading system of shuttle tanker, including technical standards, safety requirements, etc., in order to enable professionals in the design, operation and supervision of shuttle tanker, as well as relevant researchers and policy makers to have a deeper and comprehensive understanding of the bow loading system design specifications.