During the period from 1955 to 1964 the API Division of Transportation sponsored an intensive study of corrosion of internal tank steel in oil tankers. This is the story of why it was undertaken, how it was pursued, and what was discovered. The 105-page volume is not a technical treatise on corrosion but, rather, a reference document which covers the nature of the problem, the mitigation methods investigated and conclusions reached, the administrative procedures employed, the costs, and the results. Additionally, all important committee documents and technical papers resulting from the 10-year project are referenced. An analysis of tanker corrosion costs and scantling studies is annexed, along with other pertinent material.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Petroleum Institute

    1220 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005-4070
  • Publication Date: 1965

Media Info

  • Pagination: 105 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM