BULK CARRIER OPERATIONS SAFETY ENHANCEMENT PROJECT. PHASE II, VOLUME I. TANK ATMOSPHERE CONTROL
An experimental study was conducted utilizing scale modeling techniques to establish improved methods for ship tank gas freeing and inerting. Scaling studies were performed to establish appropriate similitude criteria. Parametric studies were undertaken to investigate the effects of tank internal geometries, inlet/outlet configurations and locations, blower flow capacities, and gas densities on the gas exchange process. A comprehensive set of experiments was conducted on six ship tank models which represent extremes in tank geometry for U.S. designed and constructed ships. Design and operational information is presented and techniques to improve the efficiency of gas exchange are recommended for both dilution and displacement methods.
- See also Volume 2, PB-288265 and Phase I reported date 6 Jun 76, PB-256188.
Southwest Research Institute6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
San Antonio, TX United States 78228-0510
- Bass, R L
- Morrow, T B
- Publication Date: 1978-10-10
- Pagination: 215 p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk carriers; Cleaning; Marine safety; Noble gases; Storage tanks; Tankers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Inert gas systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Gas freeing; Model testing; Tank cleaning; Tank inerting systems; Tanker safety
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00189870
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MA/RD-920-78071 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: MA-5-38044
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM