Accession Number : AD0629876

Title :   FLEXIBLE FLOATING CONTAINERS FOR MARINE TRANSPORT,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kobzev,P.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A description is given of Flexitainers having volumes from 30 to 500 cu. m. These are extensively used in England for transport and handling of mineral oils. Floating container 'Dracon' is made of synthetic rubbers of different types, depending upon the properties of cargoes contained, and is reinforced by heavy nylon fabric. Buoyancy gives additional support. Floating container ICB - Flexitainer is made in The Federated Republics of Germany from synthetic rubber with internal sheathing of various plastic materials; it is reinforced by fabrics and fibrous linings made of chemical fibers. There are also containers of a special structure which can be unloaded with the help of compressed air at a height greater than 10 m. They are used in places where there are no pumps or other devices for acceptance of cargoes, for supplying fuel to helicopters at sea, and in various emergencies. (Extracted)

Descriptors :   (*CONTAINERS, FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES), (*FLOATING BODIES, CONTAINERS), CARGO, FLOATS, USSR, HANDLING, BUOYANCY

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE