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REGULATORY UPDATE

Meeting New Heated Cargo Vessel Regs;

ABS Hull Requirements Implemented

BY FRITZ WALDORF ith the publication of the 2015 Rules for Building

Wand Classing Steel Barges,

ABS has amended the rules to require the submittal of a steady state tempera- ture distribution for Oil Tank Barges that carry heated cargos at temperatures greater than 50°C (122°F) and a struc- tural assessment to determine the re- sulting thermal stresses in barges where the steel temperature is expected to ex- ceeds 50°C (122°F). While similar re- quirements have been in place for sev- 20 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • AUGUST 2015

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