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LIQUID NITROGEN AS A CHEAP AND EFFICIENT TANKER INERTING MEDIUM

The use of nitrogen as an inerting medium is regarded as the most effective method of inerting tanks in order to prevent ignition and explosion. Nitrogen is reluctant to enter into chemical combinations, is not readily soluable, is non-magnetic and is stable against mechanical shock as well as odorless, tasteless and colorless. It can be delivered aboard a ship from shoreside facilities or can be produced on board the vessel in a liquid nitrogen manufacturing plant. N.V. Philips produces a cryogenic liquid nitrogen manufacturing plant which has been examined and approved by Lloyds, Bureau Veritas, and Det Norske Veritas. The operation of the unit is described.

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    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

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  • Accession Number: 00028561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM