CREATION AND PREVENTION OF FIRE, EXPLOSION, AND TOXIC-GAS HAZARDS IN THE TANKS OF LARGE TANKERS

This article, extracted from the Author's publication on the development of operating techniques used in tankers, examines the fire, explosion, and gas-poisoning risks associated with the operation of VLCCs and ULCCs and discusss preventative measures. The article is arranged under the main headings: Conditions for the Ignition of Gases Present in the Tanks (Tank during unloading--Tank containing ballast--Tank during loading). 2 Formation of Dangerous Electrostatic Charges in the Tanks (Charge separation--Charge accumulation--Disharge in the form of a spark--Formation of static electricity during tank washing--Concept of maximum potential reached in the tank--Electrical discharge phenomena in tanks containing an electrostatically-charged mist). 3) Use of Inert Gas as a Means of Prevention (During unloading--During ballasting--During navigation in ballast--During loading--During navigation when loaded--In the event of damage). 4) Tank Washing; Gas-Freeing of Tanks. 5) Toxic-Gas Risks to Personnel. Order From BSRA as No. 49,359.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau Veritas

    One Western Union International Plaza
    New York, NY  United States  10004
  • Authors:
    • Amoureux, P
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Language

  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00185310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM