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Document ID (ISN)30476
CIS number 78-1839
ISSN - Serial title Der Landsteg
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schampel K.
Title Safety problems concerning equipment for ventilating tank barges transporting flammable liquids on inland waterways
Original title Einige sicherheitstechnische Probleme bei Be- und Entlüftungseinrichtungen an Ladetanks von Binnentankern für brennbare Flüssigkeiten [in German]
Bibliographic information 1977, No.2, p.11-16. Illus.
Abstract In the closed tanks of tank barges the inevitable heating (e.g. due to the heat of the sun) causes overpressure which may exceed the pressure at which the mandatory overpressure valves can be opened. The possibility of an explosive atmosphere developing near the tanks depends on the type of overpressure valve. This article considers the advantages of overpressure valves to eliminate explosion hazards, as compared to those of open tanks, and studies chiefly the conditions for the formation of an explosive atmosphere inside and outside the tanks, and the possibility of using flame arresters.
Descriptors (primary) flammable liquids; inland water transport; ventilation; tankers
Descriptors (secondary) explosive atmospheres; flame arresters; explosion prevention; pressure limiting devices
Document type -
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation