This is Part 1 of a two-part article reporting on the 19th session of the IMO's Bulk Chemicals Sub-Committee (BCH 19), held in London on September 11-15, 1989. Tripartite hazard evaluation agreements and vapor emission control were amongst the most important topics discussed. Other topics were: environmental considerations in the use of halons as fire-extinguishing and inerting agents; proposed amendments to the standards for prewash procedures for cargo tanks on chemical tankers; physical properties, and how they should be taken into account when determining the pollution category of a particular product; and an amendment to the Bulk Code removing the requirement for tank heating coils for cargoes with melting points below 15 deg C. A table presents a framework for the development of uniform international design standards for shore-based vapor emission control systems.

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00659066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM