THE ISOLATION OF OIL AND OTHER FLUIDS IN TANKERS FROM SEA WATER BALLAST USING IMPERMEABLE MEMBRANES, PHASE I REPORT

A preliminary engineering assessment has been made of a proposed method of isolating oil and other fluids from sea water ballast using impermeable membranes. The design constraint of smooth walled tanks has been assumed and feasible methods of achieving this feature have been established both for new and existing tankers. Preliminary designs of cargo-ballast tanks were established and costs of suitable rubber-nylon membranes for a 250,000 ton tanker were obtained. Many questions are unanswered with regard to the method of membrane attachment, the possible operational problems, action in a seaway and so forth. A proposed future program is presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Carmichael, A D
    • Mansour, A E
    • Milgram, J H
    • Boufounos, T
    • Rubin, L S
    • Steller, M E
    • Tangen, H D
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIT Report 72-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-21842-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1972 12:00AM