Depending on the condition, type, environment of the hull and location where the diesel tank will be located, the following industry standards should be applied when designing the diesel tank.
- API RP 2T - Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing, and Constructing Tension Leg Platforms
- API SPEC 12D - Specification for Field Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids
- API SPEC 12F - Specification for Shop Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids
A series of tanks located in the upper portion of the hull that provide required hull buoyancy, and tank space for the storage of ballast and other fluids (e.g. potable water, drill water, diesel fuel, etc.) can be designed per the mentioned specifications.