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Encyclopedia of Marine and Energy Technology

Membrane technology


The membrane technology was developed by the naval engineering firms Gaz Transport and S.N. Technigaz for the transport of liquid methane by sea. The main feature of this technology are membrane tanks; non-self-supporting tanks consisting of a thin wall (membrane), supported through a layer of insulation by the adjoining hull. The membrane provides cargo containment and the insulating material transmits loads resulting from the cargo to the ship structure.