All seagoing tankers leak to some extent. Thus the report explores the concept that Navy oil tankers might be made self-sealing or leak-proof. Letters were sent to 160 firms and a news release was sent to several trade journals in search of materials which might be used to prevent or retard the escape of oil from tankers. Some of the promising materials proposed and described for the purpose are elastomeric sealants for riveted joint construction, rubberized magnetic patches and shingles, gelling and emulsifying agents for thickening oil, rubberized fabric skirts and liners, and reticulated polyurethane foam in retarding oil leaks from tankers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Port Hueneme, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Vind, H P
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCEL-TN-1252 Tech Note
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1973 12:00AM