CHEMICAL TANKERS--THE QUIET EVOLUTION

Many of the hazardous substances now transported in bulk could, if released in a marine environment, constitute a major local or general hazard as a result of their inherent toxicity, or their pollutive, water--reactive, flammable or explosive characteristics. Recognition of these possibilities has led to the development of controls (notably the IMOC Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk), based upon systematic assessment of the hazards involved. The above factors, special material requirements and cargo features such as high vapour pressure or relatively high freezing points, have resulted in the evolution of characteristic ship and structural arrangements. The future of chemical tankers will be influenced by items such as the continued availability of petroleum--based products and technical developments in materials and equipment. Implementation of the International Convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, 1973, will strengthen existing controls and introduce further provisions.

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    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
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  • Authors:
    • Farrell, T R
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 147-165
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  • Accession Number: 00130869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM