RESEARCH ON ELECTROSTATIC HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH TANK WASHING IN VERY LARGE CRUDE CARRIERS (SUPERTANKERS)--1. INTRODUCTION AND EXPERIMENT MODELLING

To supplement the full scale trials, designed to investigate the reasons behind the explosions which occurred during tank cleaning of three supertankers, a parallel research program was started using small scale equipment. The area of concern was the incendivity of electrical discharges in a charged water aerosol and the basic processes in the charge generation mechanism when a water jet disintegrates. The justification of the scaling is based on comparison with full scale data and by maintaining a constancy of the more important parameters in the real and model tests.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Vol. 2 "Study of the Charging Mechanism During the Production of Water Aerosols" by Bassett, JD. (Same citation), pp 47-60.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Elsevier Science

    Radarweg 29, P.O. Box 211
    1043NX AE Amsterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Bright, A W
    • Hughes, J F
    • Makin, B
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 37-46
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM