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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter OPart 154


TITLE 46—Shipping

CHAPTER I—COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED)

SUBCHAPTER O—CERTAIN BULK DANGEROUS CARGOES

PART 154—SAFETY STANDARDS FOR SELF-PROPELLED VESSELS CARRYING BULK LIQUEFIED GASES

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Subpart A—GENERAL

§154.1
Incorporation by reference.
§154.3
Purpose.
§154.5
Applicability.
§154.7
Definitions, acronyms, and terms.
§154.9
Issuance of documents.
§154.12
Existing gas vessel: Endorsements and requirements.
§154.15
U.S. flag vessel: Endorsement application.
§154.17
U.S. flag vessel: Certificate of Inspection endorsement.
§154.19
U.S. flag vessel: IMO certificate issuance.
§154.22
Foreign flag vessel: Certificate of Compliance endorsement application.
§154.24
Foreign flag vessel: IMO Certificate.
§154.30
[Reserved]
§154.32
Equivalents.
§154.34
Special approval: Requests.
§154.36
Correspondence and vessel information: Submission.
§154.40
Right of appeal.
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Subpart B—INSPECTIONS AND TESTS

Examination Requirements for Foreign Flag Vessels

§154.150
Examination required for a Certificate of Compliance.
§154.151
Procedures for having the Coast Guard examine a vessel for a Certificate of Compliance.
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Subpart C—DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT

Hull Structure

§154.170
Outer hull steel plating.
§154.172
Contiguous steel hull structure.
§154.174
Transverse contiguous hull structure.
§154.176
Longitudinal contiguous hull structure.
§154.178
Contiguous hull structure: Heating system.
§154.180
Contiguous hull structure: Welding procedure.
§154.182
Contiguous hull structure: Production weld test.
§154.188
Membrane tank: Inner hull steel.
§154.195
Aluminum cargo tank: Steel enclosure.

Ship Survival Capability and Cargo Tank Location

§154.200
Stability requirements: General.
§154.235
Cargo tank location.

Ship Arrangements

§154.300
Segregation of hold spaces from other spaces.
§154.305
Segregation of hold spaces from the sea.
§154.310
Cargo piping systems.
§154.315
Cargo pump and cargo compressor rooms.
§154.320
Cargo control stations.
§154.325
Accommodation, service, and control spaces.
§154.330
Openings to accommodation, service, or control spaces.
§154.340
Access to tanks and spaces in the cargo area.
§154.345
Air locks.
§154.350
Bilge and ballast systems in the cargo area.
§154.355
Bow and stern loading piping.
§154.356
Cargo emergency jettisoning piping.

Cargo Containment Systems

§154.401
Definitions.
§154.405
Design vapor pressure (Po) of a cargo tank.
§154.406
Design loads for cargo tanks and fixtures: General.
§154.407
Cargo tank internal pressure head.
§154.408
Cargo tank external pressure load.
§154.409
Dynamic loads from vessel motion.
§154.410
Cargo tank sloshing loads.
§154.411
Cargo tank thermal loads.
§154.412
Cargo tank corrosion allowance.

Integral Tanks

§154.418
General.
§154.419
Design vapor pressure.
§154.420
Tank design.
§154.421
Allowable stress.

Membrane Tanks

§154.425
General.
§154.426
Design vapor pressure.
§154.427
Membrane tank system design.
§154.428
Allowable stress.
§154.429
Calculations.
§154.430
Material test.
§154.431
Model test.
§154.432
Expansion and contraction.

Semi-Membrane Tanks

§154.435
General.
§154.436
Design vapor pressure.

Independent Tank Type A

§154.437
General.
§154.438
Design vapor pressure.
§154.439
Tank design.
§154.440
Allowable stress.

Independent Tank Type B

§154.444
General.
§154.445
Design vapor pressure.
§154.446
Tank design.
§154.447
Allowable stress.
§154.448
Calculations.
§154.449
Model test.

Independent Tank Type C and Process Pressure Vessels

§154.450
General.
§154.451
Design vapor pressure.
§154.452
External pressure.
§154.453
Failure to meet independent tank type C standards.

Secondary Barrier

§154.459
General.
§154.460
Design criteria.

Insulation

§154.465
General.
§154.466
Design criteria.
§154.467
Submission of insulation information.

Support System

§154.470
General.
§154.471
Design criteria.
§154.476
Cargo transfer devices and means.

Cargo and Process Piping Systems

§154.500
Cargo and process piping standards.
§154.503
Piping and piping system components: Protection from movement.
§154.506
Mechanical expansion joint: Limits in a piping system.
§154.512
Piping: Thermal isolation.
§154.514
Piping: Electrical bonding.
§154.516
Piping: Hull protection.
§154.517
Piping: Liquid pressure relief.
§154.519
Piping relief valves.
§154.520
Piping calculations.
§154.522
Materials for piping.
§154.524
Piping joints: Welded and screwed couplings.
§154.526
Piping joints: Flange connection.
§154.528
Piping joints: Flange type.
§154.530
Valves: Cargo tank MARVS 69 kPa gauge (10 psig) or lower.
§154.532
Valves: Cargo tank MARVS greater than 69 kPa gauge (10 psig).
§154.534
Cargo pumps and cargo compressors.
§154.536
Cargo tank gauging and measuring connections.
§154.538
Cargo transfer connection.
§154.540
Quick-closing shut-off valves: Emergency shut-down system.
§154.544
Quick-closing shut-off valves.
§154.546
Excess flow valve: Closing flow.
§154.548
Cargo piping: Flow capacity.
§154.550
Excess flow valve: Bypass.

Cargo Hose

§154.551
Cargo hose: General.
§154.552
Cargo hose: Compatibility.
§154.554
Cargo hose: Bursting pressure.
§154.556
Cargo hose: Maximum working pressure.
§154.558
Cargo hose: Marking.
§154.560
Cargo hose: Prototype test.
§154.562
Cargo hose: Hydrostatic test.

Materials

§154.605
Toughness test.
§154.610
Design temperature not colder than 0 °C (32 °F).
§154.615
Design temperature below 0 °C (32 °F) and down to −55 °C (−67 °F).
§154.620
Design temperature below −55 °C (−67 °F) and down to −165 °C (−265 °F).
§154.625
Design temperature below 0 °C (32 °F) and down to −165 °C (−265 °F).
§154.630
Cargo tank material.

Construction

§154.650
Cargo tank and process pressure vessel welding.
§154.655
Stress relief for independent tanks type C.
§154.660
Pipe welding.
§154.665
Welding procedures.

Cargo Pressure and Temperature Control

§154.701
Cargo pressure and temperature control: General.
§154.702
Refrigerated carriage.
§154.703
Methane (LNG).
§154.705
Cargo boil-off as fuel: General.
§154.706
Cargo boil-off as fuel: Fuel lines.
§154.707
Cargo boil-off as fuel: Ventilation.
§154.708
Cargo boil-off as fuel: Valves.
§154.709
Cargo boil-off as fuel: Gas detection equipment.

Cargo Vent Systems

§154.801
Pressure relief systems.
§154.802
Alternate pressure relief settings.
§154.804
Vacuum protection.
§154.805
Vent masts.
§154.806
Capacity of pressure relief valves.

Atmospheric Control in Cargo Containment Systems

§154.901
Atmospheric control within cargo tanks and cargo piping systems.
§154.902
Atmospheric control within hold and interbarrier spaces.
§154.903
Inert gas systems: General.
§154.904
Inert gas system: Controls.
§154.906
Inert gas generators.
§154.908
Inert gas generator: Location.
§154.910
Inert gas piping: Location.
§154.912
Inerted spaces: Relief devices.

Electrical

§154.1000
Applicability.
§154.1002
Definition.
§154.1005
Equipment approval.
§154.1010
Electrical equipment in gas-dangerous space or zone.
§154.1015
Lighting in gas-dangerous space.
§154.1020
Emergency power.

Firefighting

§154.1105
Exterior water spray system: General.
§154.1110
Areas protected by system.
§154.1115
Discharge.
§154.1120
Nozzles.
§154.1125
Pipes, fittings, and valves.
§154.1130
Sections.
§154.1135
Pumps.

Firefighting System: Dry Chemical

§154.1140
Dry chemical system: General.
§154.1145
Dry chemical supply.
§154.1150
Distribution of dry chemical.
§154.1155
Hand hose line: Coverage.
§154.1160
Monitor coverage of system.
§154.1165
Controls.
§154.1170
Hand hose line: General.

Cargo Area: Mechanical Ventilation System

§154.1200
Mechanical ventilation system: General.
§154.1205
Mechanical ventilation system: Standards.
§154.1210
Hold space, void space, cofferdam, and spaces containing cargo piping.

Instrumentation

§154.1300
Liquid level gauging system: General.
§154.1305
Liquid level gauging system: Standards.
§154.1310
Closed gauge shut-off valve.
§154.1315
Restricted gauge excess flow valve.
§154.1320
Sighting ports, tubular gauge glasses, and flat plate type gauge glasses.
§154.1325
Liquid level alarm system: All cargo tanks.
§154.1330
Liquid level alarm system: Independent tank type C.
§154.1335
Pressure and vacuum protection.
§154.1340
Temperature measuring devices.
§154.1345
Gas detection.
§154.1350
Flammable gas detection system.
§154.1360
Oxygen analyzer.
§154.1365
Audible and visual alarms.
§154.1370
Pressure gauge and vacuum gauge marking.
§154.1375
Readout for temperature measuring device: Marking.

Safety Equipment

§154.1400
Safety equipment: All vessels.
§154.1405
Respiratory protection.
§154.1410
Decontamination shower.
§154.1415
Air compressor.
§154.1420
Stretchers and equipment.
§154.1430
Equipment locker.
§154.1435
Medical first aid guide.
§154.1440
Antidotes.
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Subpart D—SPECIAL DESIGN AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS

§154.1700
Purpose.
§154.1702
Materials of construction.
§154.1705
Independent tank type C.
§154.1710
Exclusion of air from cargo tank vapor spaces.
§154.1715
Moisture control.
§154.1720
Indirect refrigeration.
§154.1725
Ethylene oxide.
§154.1730
Ethylene oxide: Loading and off loading.
§154.1735
Methyl acetylene-propadiene mixture.
§154.1740
Vinyl chloride: Inhibiting and inerting.
§154.1745
Vinyl chloride: Transferring operations.
§154.1750
Butadiene or vinyl chloride: Refrigeration system.
§154.1755
Nitrogen.
§154.1760
Liquid ammonia.
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Subpart E—OPERATIONS

§154.1800
Special operating requirements under Part 35 of this chapter.
§154.1801
Certificates, letters, and endorsements: U.S. flag vessels.
§154.1802
Certificates, letters and endorsements: Foreign flag vessels.
§154.1803
Expiration of Certificates of Compliance.
§154.1804
Document posted in wheelhouse.
§154.1806
Regulations on board.
§154.1808
Limitations in the endorsement.
§154.1809
Loading and stability manual.
§154.1810
Cargo manual.
§154.1812
Operational information for terminal personnel.
§154.1814
Cargo information cards.
§154.1816
Cargo location plan.
§154.1818
Certification of inhibition.
§154.1820
Shipping document.
§154.1822
Shipping document: Copy for transfer terminal.
§154.1824
Obstruction of pumproom ladderways.
§154.1826
Opening of cargo tanks and cargo sampling.
§154.1828
Spaces containing cargo vapor: Entry.
§154.1830
Warning sign.
§154.1831
Persons in charge of transferring liquid cargo in bulk or preparing cargo tanks.
§154.1834
Cargo transfer piping.
§154.1836
Vapor venting as a means of cargo tank pressure and temperature control.
§154.1838
Discharge by gas pressurization.
§154.1840
Protective clothing.
§154.1842
Cargo system: Controls and alarms.
§154.1844
Cargo tanks: Filling limits.
§154.1846
Relief valves: Changing set pressure.
§154.1848
Inerting.
§154.1850
Entering cargo handling spaces.
§154.1852
Air breathing equipment.
§154.1854
Methane (LNG) as fuel.
§154.1858
Cargo hose.
§154.1860
Integral tanks: Cargo colder than −10 °C (14 °F).
§154.1862
Posting of speed reduction.
§154.1864
Vessel speed within speed reduction.
§154.1866
Cargo hose connection: Transferring cargo.
§154.1868
Portable blowers in personnel access openings.
§154.1870
Bow and stern loading.
§154.1872
Cargo emergency jettisoning.
Appendix
Appendix A to Part 154—Equivalent Stress
Appendix
Appendix B to Part 154—Stress Analyses Definitions


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