The report recognizes and deals with two opposing requirements of shipboard incinerator systems: minimum weight and volume, combined with maximum resistance to especially aggressive environments resulting from operation at sea. Major areas reviewed are (1) the composition and definition of shipboard wastes and their characteristics during combustion; (2) metallic and ceramic materials currently available for incinerator construction, and variations of composite constructions; (3) special problems with combustion flames as they influence materials behavior; (4) various factors of operation and design that influence the performance of materials, and changes that could ameliorate the conditions under which the materials must operate; and (5) problems of reliability associated with auxiliary equipment. More than 100 tables and figures augment the text. The complex requirements of shipboard incinerator systems press existing candidate materials of construction beyond their capacity to perform economically and reliably. It suggests additional studies of corrosion behavior, as well as fabrication of possible candidate materials, before a fully satisfactory materials system can be achieved.

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    • Price $8.75.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Sciences

    2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 246 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM