Primary Structure

Definition(s)


Primary Structure

Load-carrying and supporting frames and load-carrying panels.

  • NOTE: Primary structure includes, but is not limited to, the following structural components:

— load-carrying and supporting frames;

— load-carrying panels;

— forklift pockets;

— pad eyes;

— supports for heavy equipment;

— corner/knee brackets.

— internal securing points

Source: API Standard 2CCU, Offshore Cargo Carrying Units, First Edition, August 2017. Global Standards