This paper was presented at a conference on the shipboard application of inert gases, arranged by ATENA and held in Geona in June 1977. The Author, discusses the operational experience so far obtained with inert-gas systems in oil tankers, and analyses, with particular regard to the results of investigations by Det Norske Veritas the causes of failure in the various parts of the system. The choice of materials for the different parts of the plant is also discussed. Experience with these systems has, in many cases, been unsatisfactory; this would appear to be due to the comparatively short time that the suppliers and shipowners have been concerned with them. However, the shortcomings of the systems have now become apparent, and the Author makes several recommendations on how their safety and reliability might be improved, including the training of personnel in operating the plant. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,846.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rassegna delle Industrie del Mare

    Corso Andear Podesta
    5A-20 Genoa,   Italy 

    Rassegna delle Industrie del Mare

    Corso Andrea Podesta
    5A-20 Genoa,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Delbene, G
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • Italian

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
  • Serial:
    • Marina Italiana
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Rassegna delle Industrie del Mare

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM