A welding method for constructing spherical aluminum tanks for use in liquefied natural gas ships is described. Certain problems which are encountered in welding aluminum, such as the rapid oxidation of aluminum and the removal of all moisture from the surface of the metal, are discussed and the solutions are described. The manner in which the former hand welding procedure has been automated is also described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 27
  • Serial:
    • Marine Week
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 14
    • Publisher: IPC Business Press Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM