Accession Number : ADA114141

Title :   Hazardous Chemical Container Feasibility/Concept Design Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Bloetscher,Frederick ; Suter,Charles A ; Houmard,James E

PDF Url : ADA114141

Report Date : Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 250

Abstract : The purpose of this effort was to: (1) determine the feasibility of developing a hazardous chemical container for use in offloading hazardous chemicals from endangered vessels at sea, and (2) provide conceptual design for such portable containers. This effort resulted in the development of several feasible concepts for the containment of pumpable liquid hazardous chemicals with a specific gravity of up to 1.9. However, while determining the technical feasibility of developing a portable, flexible hazardous chemical container, this effort also points out the various developmental risks of each concept. Continuation of this effort, to further define the associated risks, has been deferred pending the results of other container efforts within this project area. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Shipping containers, *Chemicals, *Hazards, Liquids, Unloading, Portable equipment, Flexible materials, Tanker ships, Specific gravity, Compatibility, Structural properties, Flotation, Buoyancy

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Marine Engineering
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE