NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION NAVIES QUASH SHIP-TO-SHIP FUEL TRANSFER SPILLAGE

A probe/receiver coupling, developed by Parker Hannifin Corp. for a U.S. Air Force requirement, comprises a probe comprises a probe component on the fuel transfer line running between ships, and a receiver unit at the other end of the span wire aboard the receiving vessel. Standard lines, trolleys, and saddles are used to draw the probe and fuel line between the two vessels. No hands are required for hookup, since everything is winched-oriented. As the probe is winched into the receiver, it is accurately aligned, tightly secured, and fully opened for fuel passage. Winching from the tanker after releasing the disconnect lever on the receiver is the only operation required for normal disengagement. Fuel flow shutoff by a unique sliding-sleeve valve is fully automatic.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rice-Thompson

    180 West Putnam Avenue
    Greenwich, CT  USA  06830
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

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  • Accession Number: 00056520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM