Accession Number:

AD0754746

Title:

Materials for Leak-Proofing Navy Oil Tankers.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

All seagoing tankers leak to some extent. Thus the report explores the concept that Navy oil tankers might be made self-sealing or leak-proof. Letters were sent to 160 firms and a news release was sent to several trade journals in search of materials which might be used to prevent or retard the escape of oil from tankers. Some of the promising materials proposed and described for the purpose are elastomeric sealants for riveted joint construction, rubberized magnetic patches and shingles, gelling and emulsifying agents for thickening oil, rubberized fabric skirts and liners, and reticulated polyurethane foam in reticulated polyurethane foam in retarding oil leaks from tankers.

Subject Categories:

  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE