The problem of heavy mooring buoy chains that wore through in less than a year at a North African port and were a constant damage threat to oil tanker loading pipelines was solved by welding friction and corrosion resistant hardfacing underlays in a two-stage operation. Badly worn areas were first built up with a chrome-moly type electrode for welding low alloy steels. A final overlay has excellent resistance to friction, abrasion, and corrosion. No accident has happened since then, and wear has been reduced.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Spearhead Publications Limited

    2 Fife Road
    Kingston-on-Thomas S, urrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1968-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 130-131
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056591
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM