EVALUATION OF AN IMPROVED METHOD OF GAS-FREEING AN AVIATION FUEL STORAGE TANK

A new technique is described for the gas-freezing of large storage tanks used for aviation fuel. The technique involves the use of natural and mechanical ventilation, together with an air-driven pump for removal of liquid residues from the irregular bottom of the tank. An assessment was made by gas-freeing a 4500 cu m (1 M gal) tank in which the atmosphere was monitored using portable flammable gas detectors and checked by the analysis of samples using chromatography. The new technique was much quicker than the traditional method of gas-freeing and was more controlled so that a work schedule could be devised in advance with confidence.

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    Elsevier Science

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  • Authors:
    • Fardell, P J
    • Houghton, B W
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Accession Number: 00172811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM