STATIC ELECTRIFICATION STUDIES DURING TANK WASHING ON THE S.S. MOBIL DAYLIGHT
The report deals with test work performed aboard a clean, gas-free tanker during a ballast voyage and these test results compared with those of similar studies. Program consisted of two parts. The static electrification segment studied respective field strengths during tank washing procedures, the variables being wash water temperature and detergent, type and number of cleaning machines, clean and dirty tanks, and tank size. The gas concentration studies were conducted conjunctively. The Special Studies segment measured electrical activity, charge density and potential on insulated objects in charges mists, evaluated field meter design to measure distortion-free electric fields and determined the effect of a water spray on an electric field produced by a mist.
- Similar on-shore studies include: Report 70.34-AC S.S. Mobil Transporter, Report #78.1-AD on S.S. Mobil Meridian, and Report #70.33-AD.
Mobil Research and Development CorporationResearch Department
Paulsboro, NJ USA
- Lange, R F
- Publication Date: 1971-8-2
- Pagination: 134 p.
- TRT Terms: Cleaning; Electric discharge; Electrostatics; Storage tanks
- Old TRIS Terms: Electric corona; Gas freeing; Tank cleaning
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00043959
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Mine Safety Appliances Research Corporation
- Report/Paper Numbers: 71.22-AD
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM