The author discusses several major advantages of inerting crude-carrying tankers and storage tanks with natural gas instead of boiler stack gas. Tanker gas-blanketing improves safety, eliminates vaporization emissions, and saves fuel costs. Inerting with natural gas is also advantageous because it accommodates fixed-roof tank terminals. In view of current concern for tanker safety, tanker and port controls necessary in the event the future tankers are inerted with natural gas should be considered.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  75221
  • Authors:
    • Gammell, D M
  • Publication Date: 1977-2-7

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 76-77
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM