This comprehensive introduction begins by outlining the growing importance of LPG, from growth in demand, to future prospects. 


Upon completion of this course, delegates will have obtained knowledge on design and equipment requirements for LPG tankers, cargo containment and cargo handling systems. You will be introduced to some of the history of LPG containment and develop an understanding of modern containment systems and the principles of LPG cargo operations.

Who should attend?

  • Superintendents

  • Owners site team

  • Ship's officers

  • Personnel in operations and chartering

  • Anyone with a basic knowledge of ships and associated engineering disciplines

Key content

  • Applicable rules and regulations

  • Hull structural requirements, structural design and fatigue design assessments

  • Types of cargoes

  • Damage stability and cargo tank location

  • Ship arrangements

  • The principles of LPG safety

  • The future prospects of LPG

What will you learn?

By the end of this course you will learn and understand about:

  • Tank types

  • Cargo containment

  • Important design parameters

  • Cargo tank materials, materials of support, inner hull

  • Cargo handling systems

  • Cargo tank insulation and safety relief

Previous experience

None required.