Accession Number : ADD010711

Title :   Automatic Vacuum Recyclable System for Chemical-Thermo Cleaning of Ship Tanks and Bilges.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Imel,C E ; Saam,R D ; Hearst,P J ; Olah,N J ; Bialecki,A

Report Date : 28 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This invention is related to the cleaning of ship tanks and bilges, and more particularly to a closed circuit system and process for cleaning and preparing enclosed large surfaces for recoating. The system of the present invention for chemically cleaning tanks and bilges provides an automatic process for delivering high pressure and high temperature stripping and cleaning solutions to large surface areas, with consequent recycling of the chemical solutions for repeated pass operations. The invention overcomes the disadvantages inherent in the prior methods and eliminates many of the disadvantages and constraints previously limiting the cleaning operations.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Tanks(Containers), *Bilges, *Chemical cleaning, *Recycled materials, Automatic, Cleaning, Delivery, High pressure, High temperature, Ships

Subject Categories : Solvents, Cleaners, and Abrasives
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE