ADVANCED HANDLING OF LIQUID CARGOES WITH A RADAR-TYPE TANK GAUGING SYSTEM

The first tank level gage based on microwaves (radar) was installed on a VLCC in 1976 and provided the first non-contact method of tank gaging. More than 350 vessels are now equipped with such systems and they are used in about 40% of tanker newbuildings worldwide. There is now a trend toward integrated systems and this is reflected in the latest generation of radar-based gaging systems, called TankRadar. The capabilities of TankRadar, first installed in 1985, include the measurement of tank level, cargo temperature, pressure (e.g., I.G. pressure), draft, trim and list. Pump and valve control can also be included to expand integration. The Mac/501 is one such comprehensive cargo handling system that has been introduced, and it is described following a review of radar gage development and a discussion of operational experiences and the TankRadar system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Westerlind, H
    • Akerstrom, T
  • Conference:
    • MARICHEM '87
    • Location: Hamburg, W. Germany
    • Date: 1987-10-20 to 1987-10-22
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM