Accession Number:

ADA128768

Title:

Hazardous Chemical Vapor Handbook for Marine Tank Vessels,

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 79-Oct 83 on Phase 2,

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

263.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Coast Guard has regulatory responsibility for the safety of vessels and equipment that are used in the transport of bulk chemicals by water and for the occupational health of the personnel that are involved in marine chemical operations. This responsibility is discharged, in part, by the application of the Coast Guards Hazard Assessment Computer System HACS. Currently, HACS consists predominantly of several computer codes for analytical models that describe the facts of hazardous materials that are accidently released into navigable waters and the atmosphere. The Coast Guard recognized that HACS did not include models that describe certain ship operations that are non-accidental in nature but could have an impact on health and safety, nor was there a data base for model development. To this end the Coast Guard initiated a two-part research program entitled investigation of the Hazards Posed by Chemical Vapors Released in Marine Operations. Models have been developed for near-field atmospheric dispersion of heavier-than-air chemical vapors that are discharged from a tank during loading, and gas freeing and entry of cargo tanks. This manual is intended for the CG Hazardous Material Specialist, and is designed as a step-by-step guide to the structure and usage of three computer programs-ONDEK, TANKM, and TANKP.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE