New Chemical Tankers Guidance from ABS

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 23, 2018

Photo: ABS

Photo: ABS

ABS released new guidance and software to assist chemical tanker owners, operators and shipyards: the ABS Guide for Materials and Welding for Stainless Steels and ABS CHEM software.

The ABS Guide for Materials and Welding for Stainless Steels provides minimum requirements for properties, manufacturing processes and fabrication techniques applicable to common types of stainless steels used in the marine and offshore industries. This new guidance is particularly relevant to construction and maintenance of stainless steel tanks used on chemical tankers.

ABS CHEM software enables a chemical tanker owner or operator to quickly determine whether their vessel is suitable to carry a specific type of chemical. As regulations change, ABS CHEM software is designed to keep pace, ensuring requirements are maintained and up-to-date – making it simpler to gain and maintain certification and understand exactly what chemicals can be carried based on current regulations.

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