Accession Number : AD0784105

Title :   Feasibility Test Program of Application of Coalescing Phase Oil/Water Separators to Self Compensating Fuel Tanks in Surface Ships.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. on Phase 2,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA RE-ENTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Arnaiz,J. B. ; Batutis,E.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : The report covers the evaluation of the General Electric Coalescing Plate Oil/Water Separator concept as applied to ballast water discharged from a ship equipped with self compensating fuel tanks during fueling operations. It was used to remove the entrained fuel oil from de-ballasted water being discharged during routine fueling operations. This separator was chosen because it has a cross sectional area and volume very nearly equivalent to a DE-1040 forward fuel tank. By attaching the separator directly to the ship's discharge port and refuelling at several flow rates it was possible to evaluate the performance of the coalescing plate banks in a de-ballasting operation.

Descriptors :   *Coalescence, Surface effect ships, Fuel tanks, Separators, Oils, Water, Ballast, Test methods, Performance(Engineering)

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE