FLUE GAS INERTING SYSTEMS--ONE CONTRACTORS EXPERIENCE
The paper describes the design and installation of flue gas inverting systems on four San Clemente class tankers (89,700 DWT) and four San Diego class tankers (188,500 DWT) by National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. The areas covered include vessel configuration, electrical plant capacities, boiler and combustion control characteristics, owners' operating characteristics and tank cleaning methods. Special attention is given to the problem of achieving acceptable oxygen levels in the system with boiler loads existing during inerting, particularly in the case of boilers requiring excess air.
- Presented to San Diego Section of SNAME, April 1, 1978.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Hickman, W W
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Explosions; Generators; Marine safety; Noble gases; Piping systems; Tankers; Tanks (Containers); Ventilation systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: Inert gas systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Explosion prevention; Inert gas generators; Tank inerting systems; Tank venting; Tanker piping systems; Tanker safety
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00174053
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM