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STAINLESS STEEL FOR CHEMICAL TANKERS

This article describes 3 methods for the use of stainless steel plating for tank linings in tanks used for the carriage of chemical cargoes. They are tanks constructed of solid stainless steel plate, carbon steel plate to which a thin layer of stainless steel has been bonded, and tanks constructed first of carbon steel plate and then lined with a layer of stainless steel plate. The advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed with particular regard to cost and stress corrosion cracking and other stresses that can be caused by improper welding. It is concluded that tanks constructed of pure stainless steel plate are generally higher in initial cost, but they are more economical over the life of a vessel due to savings in maintenance and repair costs. Also described are properties of stainless steel of the high stress proof types containing nitrogen and those that are warm worked. Design and fabrication aspects are given for the 3 types of tanks with respect to ballasting, heating ducts and coils, pumps, valves, piping, and tank finishing. Where information is available from actual usage of the 3 methods, it is listed.

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    National Institute of Shipbuilding and Shipping

    10 Burgemeester and Jacobplein
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Sales, G L
    • Todd, B
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 158-160
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM