ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE GENERATION DURING TANK WASHING REDUCING HAZARDOUS SPACE POTENTIALS IN TANKERS: A THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH

The hazard arising from the washing of tanks with powerful jets of water is discussed and defined in terms of space potential. Methods are presented for the reduction of these space potentials created by electrostatically charged water mist. Special consideration is given to "passive" systems, whose effectiveness and reliability or reduction stem more or less from their mere presence in the tank. Theoretical work and model studies leading up to successful experiments with dividing wires in a 12,000 cu m tank are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Elsevier

    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • Lindbauer, R L
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 273-294
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM