POTENTIAL HEALTH HAZARDS FROM CARGO VAPOURS RELEASED DURING OPERATIONS ON CHEMICAL AND PRODUCT TANKERS

During routine operations such as cargo loading, tank washing and tank ventilation, chemical vapours are released into the open air at, or above deck level. The extent to which these vapours constitute an occupational health hazard or a flammable/explosive hazard is of concern to those responsible for worker health and safety in the marine environment. To learn more about vapour releases and their associated health and fire risks, the US Coast Guard has initiated several studies to investigate work activities and operations onboard chemical tankships and barges. The studies involved the design and implementation of an experimental programme to obtain vapour concentration data at various locations on these vessels <both on deck and in tanks> during operations resulting in the release of vapours. Some preliminary results are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marichem 83. Proceedings of Conference on the Marine Transportation, Handling and Storage of Bulk Chemicals, Hamburg, 18-20 Oct. 1983, p.77 (7 pp., 7 ref., 3 tab., 3 graphs)
  • Authors:
    • Morrissette, M
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00686211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM