The increasing production of inflammable, explosive or oxidizing materials, either solid, fluid or gaseous necessitates an increasing number of specialized ships capable of safely transporting these dangerous cargoes. These ships must be adapted to conform to specific safety requirements. Some of the better-known vessels are oil tankers, chemical tankers, and bulk carriers. One of the important safety conditions concerns the protection of these vessels by inert gas. This article draws attention to existing systems for inert-gas protection afloat, specific problems on a number of ships and typical inert-gas generators giving a solution to these problems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Smit Nijmegen Electrotechnische Fabrieken N.V.

    Groenestraat 336
    Nijmegen,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Soesman, H
  • Publication Date: 1970-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 60-66
  • Serial:
    • Holecpost
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: E2
    • Publisher: Smit Nijmegen Electrotechnische Fabrieken N.V.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00025608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1972 12:00AM