Feasibility Test Program of Application of Coalescing Phase Oil/Water Separators to Self Compensating Fuel Tanks in Surface Ships.
Final rept. on Phase 2,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA RE-ENTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS DIV
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The report covers the evaluation of the General Electric Coalescing Plate OilWater 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 ships 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.
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