A sludge lifter developed by Mitsubishi to facilitate the troublesome work of lifting sludge in the tanks of oil tankers and ore/oil carriers is based on the application of slurry transport techniques to sludge lifting. The sludge sucked into a cleaner is immediately turned into slurry with high-pressure jet water and a vertical flow in the mixing chamber. The slurry is then discharged overboard by an eductor. Sludge lifting capacity is about 1 to 2 cu m/hr, weight of the cleaner, 3.5 kg. Whereas in a conventional system, six men in a tank plus four on deck, raise sludge at the rate of 1 cu m/hr, this new lifter requires only three or four men to achieve the same result.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Terminus Publications Limited

    Speedway House, Quarry Hill Parade
    Tonbridge, Kent,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

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  • Accession Number: 00015042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM