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This publication provides recommendations on the layout, strength and fittings for gas carrier manifolds. It is applicable to both LPG and LNG carriers and is an update to the previous edition of ‘Manifold Recommendations for Liquefied Gas Carriers (2011)’.
The aim of this publication is to improve standardisation of LPG and LNG carrier manifolds to assist in the safe connection of cargo transfer equipment at every facility. Guidance is also provided on cargo spill containment, including deck protection, coaming, drip trays, gratings, drainage and water curtains.
The book categorises carriers by cargo capacity and the recommendations are scaled so they can be applied to carriers of all sizes. Some new gas carrier designs may not be able to conform to all of the recommendations. However, this document is intended to serve as a starting point with a view to minimising differences as much as possible.