This report covers the varied aspects of the problem of cargo tank sludge on crude carriers. It starts with a general description of the problem and scans the sludge management alternatives in selecting a strategy. Crude washing is briefly discussed as a combined removal and disposal technique. In-tank removal methods involving portable eductors and a vacuum cleaner arrangement are described and conclusions are drawn from test results. Current and potential shore disposal methods are presented including sludge farming, incineration (also shipboard), oil extraction, chemical fixation, and aqueous extraction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Exxon International Incorporated

    Tanker Department
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Lanotte, W
    • Shewmaker, J E
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: E11.11TMR.76 Final Rpt., MA-RD-940-76055
  • Contract Numbers: C-5-38000
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM