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Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC)

A very large gas carrier (referred to as the VLGC vessels) are a subset of the universal gas designed for much larger volumes of gas transportation. As the world is striving for a cleaner fuel, it will be important to be able to edit, and transport of these sources, with the vast reserves and the deposits in the country in which they are used.

With the growing demand for LNG as a fuel is often a problem due to the small size of most of the gas carrier. In general, the most common of the gas, which is shipped is liquid petroleum gas( LPG), the exploitation of the oil reserves, and the liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is the exploitation of hydrocarbon deposits are close to other fossil fuels.

Capacity of a very large gas carrier (VLGC)

This very large gas carrier vessels are able to install the large storage of more than 100 000 to 200 000 cubic meters of natural gas.


These warehouses were built in the deck, and regulate the loading and unloading of the gas through a system of pumps and valves. In this article, we are going to take a look at the design, construction, and layout of the classic very large gas carrier vessels. To build a large vessel that could carry large quantities of volatile gases, it is important to assess the various aspects of the aircraft’s safety. In addition, we have to make do with the state, and the liquid which is difficult to move, and there must be appropriate mechanisms for loading and unloading.

While the solids are easily to be moved by cranes, liquids, and gases need to be completely out of the port of discharge. The potential sticking point could be the pollution or contamination of the product by anyone to move the load. very large gas carrier vessels, normally of about 250 to 300 feet long, and four to six tanks, which runs the length of the center line.

The Tank system-on-a very large gas carrier vessel was built with the following components: first, the obstacle is, again, the barrier (optional), bulkhead, isolated, load-bearing structures. The main obstacle is that the idea, and it can change its shape and size. The most common types of wetlands are prismatic (class A), eyelash subject (class), and the cylinders are in a class “C”).

The best class in the prismatic tank, so to speak, in order to increase the volume, and it helps you to keep track of the line of the hull. Most covers baki is often placed in the extra to the skirt which holds the body of the tank. This will allow the tanks to add to the support element.

Safety & Precaution

If you are coming from, the source and destination ports, the carrier is usually lots and lots of gas for transportation. However, on the way to the back, it can’t carry it any gas, as the resources that the load is in the country of destination. Thus, in one half of the year, the shipping company will be using its full load capacity.

Usually, the transported fuel, gas, liquefied gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and chemical, eventually, as butadiene, ethylene, and humidification. In addition, chemicals such as ammonia, chlorine, and vinyl chloride, are often carried by means of such carriers.

The problem is that the transport of these goods is to the toxic fumes represents a serious threat to your safety. In addition, the chemical and the exposure is a serious problem. The chemicals such as ammonia, or vinyl chloride can cause serious long-term damage, even a small effect.

Since it is a major part of the load is highly flammable, and the dangerous, for the safety of care. Finally, the goods will be transported in a supercooled state to state, there is a very high likelihood of hypothermia or frost bite during a long stay in the tank. Important safety protocols must be in place in order to ensure the safety of the crew during the operation of the ship.

In general, the native VLGC the speaker is very confident when it comes to the spread of risk. The layers of the board of directors can store liquids and gases at extremely high temperatures and pressures. In addition, they are hermetically sealed and isolated, in order to eliminate the small risk of injury.


Loading and unloading is a very responsible process, which needs to be carried out and any safety precautions to be taken. In order to remove the liquid cargo, the use of a set of three pumps, are placed in the pump to freeze.

Each tank is several feet long, and then two large pumps for the loading or unloading of the bulk of the load. These pumps can be mounted from the top of the tank at the bottom. In addition, there is a small pump called a spray pump, which ensures maximum discharge of the load during lifting.

The Spray pump may also be used in order to collect the pieces of a compressed gas or liquefied petroleum gas, which is buxarlanır in order to start the engine. Therefore, the spray pump plays a very important role, so that it is possible to disable certain parts of the load, which are suitable to the impact of the information to be used a fuel for the vessel. The pump in the fortress there is also the important equipment, and telemetry devices for the measurement of the load level, temperature, and total pressure.

Total VLGC in the world

The global LPG fleet comprised 1,111 vessels at the end of Nov 2019, up 2% from 2018. The VLGC fleet, which accounts for 75% of the global LPG seaborne trade volume, comprised 283 vessels at the end of November, up from 265 vessels in 2018.

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