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1. (WO2010075182) TANK SHELL FOR AN OUTER LNG CONTAINMENT TANK AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/075182 International Application No.: PCT/US2009/068551
Publication Date: 01.07.2010 International Filing Date: 17.12.2009
IPC:
E04H 7/02 (2006.01) ,E04H 7/18 (2006.01) ,E04H 7/04 (2006.01) ,F17C 5/02 (2006.01)
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
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BUILDING
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BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
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Construction or assembling of bulk storage containers employing civil engineering techniques in situ or off the site
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Containers for fluids or gases; Supports therefor
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BUILDING
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BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
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Construction or assembling of bulk storage containers employing civil engineering techniques in situ or off the site
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Containers for fluids or gases; Supports therefor
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mainly of concrete, e.g. reinforced concrete, or other stone-like material
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
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BUILDING
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BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
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Construction or assembling of bulk storage containers employing civil engineering techniques in situ or off the site
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Containers for fluids or gases; Supports therefor
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mainly of metal
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
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STORING OR DISTRIBUTING GASES OR LIQUIDS
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VESSELS FOR CONTAINING OR STORING COMPRESSED, LIQUEFIED, OR SOLIDIFIED GASES; FIXED-CAPACITY GAS-HOLDERS; FILLING VESSELS WITH, OR DISCHARGING FROM VESSELS, COMPRESSED, LIQUEFIED, OR SOLIDIFIED GASES
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Methods or apparatus for filling pressure vessels with liquefied, solidified, or compressed gases
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for filling with liquefied gases
Applicants:
CHEVRON U.S.A. INC. [US/US]; 6001 Bollinger Canyon Road San Ramon, CA 94583, US (AllExceptUS)
SHOCKLEY, Lestle, R. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
BOROV, Vincent, G. [BG/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
SHOCKLEY, Lestle, R.; US
BOROV, Vincent, G.; US
Agent:
SCHULTE, Richard, J.; Chevron Corporation Law Department Post Office Box 6006 San Ramon, CA 94583-0806, US
Priority Data:
12/342,48623.12.2008US
Title (EN) TANK SHELL FOR AN OUTER LNG CONTAINMENT TANK AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME
(FR) ROBE DE RÉSERVOIR POUR UN RÉSERVOIR DE GNL (GAZ NATUREL LIQUÉFIÉ) EXTERNE ET SON PROCÉDÉ DE FABRICATION
Abstract:
(EN) A shell for an outer LNG containment tank and a method of making the shell from a plurality of precast reinforced concrete shell elements are described. The shell elements having a precast concrete body to which are anchored a radially inwardly facing liner plate and a pair of circumferentially spaced apart side plates which depend radially outwardly from the liner plate. The shell elements can be arranged upon a ring beam with side plates abutting one another. The side plates are welded together to form radially and vertically extending stiffener ribs which are circumferentially spaced around the shell. As these stiffener ribs provide great structural support, the shell can be constructed with minimal or no cast in place structural joints being needed to construct the shell. Ideally, the shell elements have bottom base plates welded to a ring beam or foundation and top end plates that are welded together to form an annular ring thus enhancing the structural strength of the shell. A roof can be mounted to the shell to create an outer LNG containment tank.
(FR) La présente invention concerne une robe de réservoir pour un réservoir de GNL externe et un procédé de fabrication de la robe à partir d'une pluralité d'éléments de robe en béton armé préfabriqué. Les éléments de robe possèdent un corps en béton préfabriqué auquel sont ancrées une plaque de chemisage tournée vers l'intérieur de façon radiale et deux plaques latérales espacées circulairement qui s'avancent radialement vers l'extérieur à partir de la plaque de chemisage. Les éléments de robe peuvent être disposés sur une poutre annulaire, les plaques latérales appuyant l'une contre l'autre. Les plaques latérales sont soudées ensemble pour former des nervures de renfort s'étendant radialement et verticalement qui sont espacées circulairement autour de la robe. Du fait que ces nervures de renfort assurent un important support structurel, la robe peut être construite avec peu ou pas de plâtre en remplacement de joints structurels nécessaires pour construire la robe. Dans l'idéal, les éléments de robe comportent des plaques de base soudées à une poutre annulaire ou à une fondation et des plaques d'extrémité supérieure qui sont soudées ensemble pour former un élément annulaire, ce qui améliore la résistance structurelle de la robe. Un toit peut être monté sur la robe pour créer un réservoir de gaz naturel liquéfié externe.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP2379826AU2009330212