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EXPERIMENTAL OPTIMIZATION OF CARGO COLLECTION CONFIGURATION FOR TANKERS

During the design of an 80,000 dwt tanker, a study was conducted in an effort to maximize the utilization of the main cargo pumps during cargo discharge. A 1:10 scale model of the bottom structure of the tanker provided a technique for accurately duplicating the conditions of the ship during pumpout. The model was used in a series of experiments which determined the optimum configuration of cargo suctions, bulkhead valves, and structure flow holes for the ship. Measurements taken during a routine pumpout of the completed ship indicate that the selected cargo collection configuration functions as expected. The model tests and corresponding ship test indicate that it may be possible to develop analytical techniques for use in future efforts to improve the cargo collecting system on tankers.

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    • Presented at the April 16, 1971 meeting of the Philadelphia Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Liddle, L
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

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  • Accession Number: 00024814
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1972 12:00AM