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Section 4 - Ship-Type Installations C 4-39/214

1.1.2 Initial Scantling Requireents


The initial requirements for plating, the section modulus of longitudinals/stiffeners, and the scantlings of the
main supporting structures are to be determined in accordance with 3 for the "net" ship. These "net" ship values
are to be used for further assessment as required in the following paragraph. The relevant nominal design
corrosion values are then added to obtain the full scantling requirements.

1.1.3 Strength Assessment - Failure Modes


A total assessment of the structures, determined on the basis of the initial strength criteria in 3is to be carried out
against the following three failure modes.

1.1.3.1 Material Yielding


The calculated stress intensities are not to be greater than the yielding limit state given in 4.2.1for all load cases
specified in 2.5.

1.1.3.2 Buckling and Ultimate Strength


For each individual member, plate or stiffened panel, the buckling and ultimate strength is to be in compliance
with the requirements specified in 4.3. In addition, the hull girder ultimate strength is to be in accordance with
3.2.3 and Annex 6.

1.1.3.3 Fatigue
The fatigue strength of structural details and welded joints in highly stressed regions is to be analyzed in
accordance with 4.5.

1.1.4 Net Scantling and Nominal Design Corrosion Values (NDCV)

1.1.4.1 General
The "net" thickness or scantlings correspond to the minimum strength in this section regardless of the design
service life of the installation. In addition to the coating protection specified in the Rules for all ballast tanks,
minimum corrosion values for plating and structural members as given in Table 4.4 and Fig. 4.9 are to be added
to the net scantlings. These minimum corrosion values are intended for a design service life of 20 years. Where
the design life is greater than 20 years, the minimum corrosion values of the hull structure are to be increased
in accordance with 1.1.4.2. These minimum values are being introduced solely for the purpose of scantling
requirements and strength criteria as indicated in 1.1.1, and are not to be interpreted as renewal standards.
In view of the anticipated higher corrosion rates for structural members in some regions, such as highly stressed
areas, additional design margins should be considered for the primary and critical structural members to
minimize repairs and maintenance costs. The beneficial effects of these design margins on reduction of stresses
and increase of the effective hull girder section modulus can be appropriately accounted for in the design
evaluation.

1.1.4.2 Nominal Design Corrosion Values for Design Life Greater than 20 Years
When the structural design life is greater than 20 years, the nominal design corrosion values (NDCV) of the hull
structure are to be increased from those in Table 4.4 as follows :
a For plating and structural members with 2.0 mm NDCV for 20-years design life, additional 0.1 mm per year
for design life greater than 20-years. For example, 2.5 mm NDCV for 25-year design life.
b For plating and structural members with 1.5 mm NDCV for 20-years design life, additional 0.075 mm per
year for design life greater than 20-years. For example, 1.875 mm NDCV for 25-year design life.
c For plating and structural members with 1.0 mm NDCV for 20-years design life, additional 0.05 mm per
year for design life greater than 20-years. For example, 1.25 mm NDCV for 25-year design life.
d For void spaces, no change in NDCV as it is considered independent of design life. The NDCV values are
to be considered minimum nominal design corrosion values. Actual corrosion could be more or less than

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the NDCV values. The designer or owner may specify additional design corrosion margins based on
maintenance plans.
Note: Local allowable wastage allowance of plates and stiffeners for floating installations designed for uninterrupted
operation on-site without any drydocking and having a design life longer than 20 years is described in Section
3, B.3.1.3.
The rounding of the calculated thickness is to be the nearest half millimeter.
For example:
For 10.75 # tcalc < 11.25 mm, the required thickness is 11 mm
For 11.25 # tcalc < 11.75 mm, the required thickness is 11.5 mm
When the difference between the required net thickness and the offered net thickness is less than 0.25 mm, the
offered net thickness is acceptable if the rounded required gross thickness is smaller or equal to the offered gross
thickness. For US customary unit system, a similar exercise is to be carried out as described in the above for the
Metric unit system.
Table 4.4 - Nominal Design Corrosion Values (NDCV)

Nominal Design Corrosion Values in mm


Structural Element/Location Ballast Tank
Cargo Tank Effectively Void
Coated
Deck Plating 1.0 2.0 1.0
Side Shell Plating NA 1.5 1.0
Bottom Plating NA 1.0 1.0
Inner Bottom Plating 1.5 1.0
Between cargo tanks 1.0 N.A 1.0
Longitudinal Bulkhead Plating
Other Plating 1.5 1.0
Between cargo tanks 1.0 N.A. 1.0
Transverse Bulkhead Plating
Other Plating 1.5 1.0
Transverse & Longitudinal Deck Supporting Members 1.5 2.0 1.0
Double Bottom Tanks Internals (Floors and Girders) N.A. 2.0 1.05
Double Bottom Tanks Internals (Stiffeners) N.A. 2.0 1.0
Vertical Stiffeners and Supporting Members Elsewhere 1.0 1.0 1.0
Non-vertical Longitudinals/Stiffeners and Supporting
1.5 2.0 1.0
Members Elsewhere
Notes:
1 It is recognized that corrosion depends on many factors including coating properties, cargo composition, inert gas
properties and temperature of carriage, and that actual wastage rates observed may be appreciably different from
those given here.
2 Pitting and grooving are regarded as localized phenomena and are not covered in this table.
3 For nominal design corrosion values for single hull ship-type installations, see 6.
4 Side stringer plating in Void Space: Watertight adjacent to ballast tank 1.5 mm, Non-Tight: 1.0 mm.
5 Watertight bottom girder adjacent to ballast tank: 1.5 mm.

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Fig. 4.9 - Nominal Design Corrosion Values (NDCV)

1.1.5 Application

1.1.5.1 Installation Size and Proportion


The requirements contained in this Sectionare applicable to double hull ship-type installations intended for
unrestricted service, having lengths of 150 meters or more, and having classed for unrestricted service, are to
have longitudinal strength in accordance with the requirements of this section. Vessels, however, having one or
more of the following characteristics will be subject to special consideration :
i) Proportions: L/B < 5, B/H > 2.5
ii) Length: L > 500 m
iii) Block Coefficient: CB < 0.6
iv) Large deck opening

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