The development of crude-oil washing, and the relevant protocols arising from the 1978 Tanker Safety and Pollution Prevention Conference, are discussed. The mounting of COW machines, the checking of their effectiveness, and the competence of the personnel operating the system are among the aspects briefly considered. Some commercially available training films on COW and inert-gas systems are mentioned. The importance of good maintenance of inert-gas systems is stressed, and information is included on companies that specialise in this work. The maintenance procedures used by one of the companies, Howden Engineering Ltd, are briefly described. Some problems due to unnecessarily stringent regulations imposed by port authorities concerning the operation of COW and, particularly, IG systems, and efforts by the IMO to resolve this difficulty, are also briefly discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Shipcare & Maritime Managemt.,14 <1982>, p.15 <June> (2 pp., 1 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1982


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM