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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented to San Diego Section of SNAME, April 1, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Hickman, W W
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM