THE STUDY OF FUEL OIL PUMPABILITY USING A LABORATORY PUMPING RIG
ADMIRALTY LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)
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The condition of furnace fuel oils in long-term shore storage, pumping trials conducted in depot pipe lines and limited trials in ships are described. Considerable difficulties were experienced in organising sea trials as the ships which could be allocated for the purpose all had other commitments of higher priority and the information obtained was therefore very limited. The large scale pumping trials in depots were sufficiently comprehensive and a good deal of information became available as a result. These trials inevitably suffer from the disadvantage that the temperature of the fuel cannot be adjusted to any required level before the trial and pipelines during the trial are exposed to the prevailing air temperatures. In addition, the pipes may have been in use for some years and their internal condition can only be imagined. It was decided that a rig should be constructed which would be large enough to reproduce the actual conditions which might exist in a small ship, yet be small enough for the essential parts to be housed in a cold room.
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment