This report is a compilation of oil content profile data of dirty ballast, clean ballast, and slop tanks on Esso tankers. Dirty ballast tanks are shown to be relatively clean with 50% of the profiles showing mean oil contents of less than 18 ppm. Clean ballast tanks are found to contain well under 10 ppm oil with an average "mean bulk oil content" of 2.7 ppm. No obvious correlation between oil content and tank washing time was detected. Slop tank profiles show a wide range of mean oil contents from 30 ppm to 500 ppm.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Esso Research and Engineering Company

    P.O. Box 101
    Florham Park, NJ  United States  07932
  • Authors:
    • Skocypec, R J
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EE.30 TMR.71 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: C-1-35049
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM