Deals with the technical and practical aspects of contemporary tanker design for specialty cargoes and safety standards. Also included is a discussion of the petroleum industry's efforts to reduce substantially accidental oil spills in rivers and estuaries as well as at sea. Of particular interest to readers in the marine transportation industry are the sections that deal with the construction of methane tankers. Particular emphasis is placed on the inherent problem of electrostatics and the means by which the petroleum industry is combating this hazardous problem. The cause and prevention of accidental gas explosions, primarily related to lack of procedural knowledge, ionization as well as electrostatics is detailed, too. Many graphs and diagrams are used to complement the carefully written text. Numerous tables, the six pages of conversion factors and a listing of multiples in the metric system also are included to assist the reader. A 43-page glossary provides a ready reference and should prove helpful to the professional and layman alike. The author has made every effort to keep the subject matter understandably clear and interesting so that the layman wishing to be accurately informed should readily be able to comprehend the entire text.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    225 Park Avenue South, 18th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10003-1604
  • Authors:
    • Wooler, R G
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 348 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130998
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM