This paper identifies the metallurgical problems discovered in the operation of four different types of shipboard inert gas generating equipment and offers solutions to them. The problems are partly concerned with materials used in lines supplying sea water to the scrubbing tower, those used for discharging the acidic salt water from the tower, with materials used for the tower itself and for the deck distribution lines. It was found that materials of construction were often metallurgically unsuitable for their purpose, but most of the problems observed can be solved by the design modifications put forward. It is considered that a long-life unit could be designed along the lines suggested in the conclusions to the paper. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,067.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented October 25, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Levens, M
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM