ELECTROSTATIC TESTS DURING CARGO TANK WASHING ON THE JAMES E. O'BRIEN
"O'Brien" tests were a comparative study which investigated the effect of tank size on the magnitude of static charge buildup during tank washing, compared the operation of the shell and modified Smith field meters, and inspected for sparks during operations. Under actual tank-washing conditions, tests indicated that tank size contributed to the magnitude of static charge buildup, that the Shell axial field meter indicated fields 3X as high as the A.O. Smith field meter due to differences in sensing vanes, and that no sparking was observable.
- Report Supplements "An Investigation of Electrostatic Charge Generation during Cargo Tank Washing on the J.T. Higgins", MRIS #043957.
Chevron Research Company576 Standard Avenue, P.O. Box 1627
Richmond, CA United States 94802
- Mariotta, C S
- Offermann, P F
- Publication Date: 1970-5-20
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Cleaning; Electric fields; Electrostatics; Storage tanks
- Old TRIS Terms: Tank cleaning
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00043960
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Mine Safety Appliances Research Corporation
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM