A number of techniques are available fur sealing leaks of fluids in ships' systems without interrupting the flow. Leaks can be sealed in systems carrying steam, water, gas, acids, air, nil, chemicals and other fluids at pressures ranging from vacuum to 330 bars and temperatures from -100 to + 600 degC. Components successfully sealed include flange joints, pipes, valve cover joints, screwed connectors, heat exchanger covers, generator doors, tank doubler plates, pumps, etc. The Author describes the methods used for stopping the various leaks. It is mentioned that a 24-hr service by shore-based technicians is available for such repairs; or ships' engineers can be trained to carry out a limited range of leak-sealing repairs, to parts under pressure, at sea. <Information is available from Furmanite Engineering, Kendal, Cumbria>.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Mar Eng. Rev., 1983, p.8 <Feb.> (1 1/2 pp., 1 graph, 1 diag., 1 phot)
  • Authors:
    • Petrie, A
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM