Concept Analysis: Offshore Breakwater-Oil Storage System.
RAYMOND TECHNICAL FACILITIES INC NEW YORK
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The study attempts to arrive at a satisfactory method of providing a prompt and efficient answer to the fast-growing need for deep-draft berthing facilities along the U.S. east coast. The general concept of large hollow precast floating units towed to the site, and sunk into position lends itself particularly to using the hollow interiors as storage space for liquid bulk cargo in large quantities. Since the trend for more economical transportation of petroleum products is by use of large deep-draft carriers, the combination breakwater-oil storage system is a possible solution. Assumptions were made as to probable site conditions, i.e., water depths, sea conditions, bottom conditions, and a preliminary design developed for the units. Various construction procedures were studied and compared from both technical and construction cost aspects.
- Civil Engineering
- Containers and Packaging
- Marine Engineering