IACS COMMON STRUCTURAL RULES FOR DOUBLE HULL OIL TANKERS
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This is the official IACS publication with quite self-explanatory title. These Rules are applicable to the oil tankers constructed with the double hull and with the length of 150 meters and more, that are classed with one of the IACS Members with the building contract date being on or after April 2006.
In case the vessel is smaller in length, individual Class Society's Rues are to apply. Same will be the case should the contract date be earlier than 1st of April, 2006. For structural areas not covered with these Rules, again same approach is to be used. The present publication consists of several sections providing the instructions for application as well as applicable requirements. The Appendices that are there at the end provide the acceptable procedures for the Rule-required structural analysis.
These Rules were developed with the objective to establish the requirements in order to reduce the structural failure risks and improve the safety of life and property, as well as to raise the level of the environment protection; in addition to that, one of the key purposes is to provide the adequate durability of the ship hull for the whole design life. The sub-sections contain the General Assumptions, Design Basis, Design Principles, and Application of the Design Principles...
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