How to determine the principal dimensions of FPSO vessel

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The evaluation of the principal dimensions of the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) system is one of the most critical tasks at the initial design stage of the vessel. It is therefore important to get this right from the onset. This paper presents a simple method of determining the optimal principal dimensions of FPSO vessels of any specified oil storage capacity. An interactive programme, the Principal Dimensions Programme (PDP) has therefore been designed to accurately evaluate them based on the required cubic number (L× B × D) and the needed oil storage capacity (as the modern segregated vessels are volume-limited). The prediction of these dimensions has been given to ensure a safe operation and optimal performance of the vessels with regards to their motion responses in deep sea waves.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
Number of pages8
Volume1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2015 - St. John's, Canada

Conference

ConferenceASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2015
CountryCanada
CitySt. John's
Period31/05/155/06/15

    Research areas

  • cubic number, FPSO, principal dimensions, storage capacity

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