An inert gas is a gas that does not undergo chemical reactions under a set of given conditions.
Blowers are used to deliver the scrubbed flue gas to the cargo tanks. At least two blowers shall be provided.
A device, similar to a boiler, in which fuel is burnt to create exhaust gases which contain less than 5% oxygen. Inert gas generator consists of a combined burner and scrubber, both seawater-cooled.
1. Flue gas system - If available, flue gas from ship boilers can be used for inerting. The flue gas system washes and cools the boiler flue gas, and delivers it to the cargo tanks during cargo unloading and tank washing.
A system of preventing any explosion in the cargo tanks of a tanker by replacing the cargo, as it is pumped out, by an inert gas, sometimes by flue gas from ship boilers.
Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its velocity.
Inertial confinement fusion is a type of fusion energy research that attempts to initiate nuclear fusion reactions by heating and compressing a fuel target, typically in the form of a pellet that most often contains a mixture of deuterium and tritium.
Creation of an inert atmosphere in tanks or in the surrounding void spaces to prevent explosive conditions, reduce corrosion or detect leakage.
Liquids liable to spontaneous combustion giving off inflammable vapours at or below 80 degrees F. For example: ether, ethyl, benzine, gasoline, paints, enamels, carbon disulfide, etc.
An appliance which depends upon non-rigid, gas-filled chambers for buoyancy and which is normally kept uninflated until ready for use.
An appliance which depends upon non-rigid, gas-filled chambers for buoyancy and which is kept inflated and ready for use at all times.
Information can be thought of as the resolution of uncertainty; it answers the question of "What an entity is" and thus defines both its essence and the nature of its characteristics.
An infrared thermometer is a thermometer which infers temperature from a portion of the thermal radiation sometimes called black-body radiation emitted by the object being measured.
In the chemical and process industries, a process has inherent safety if it has a low level of danger even if things go wrong.
A fluid additive specifically designed to decrease the rate of oxidation in metal (rust) and promotion of microbial life (bacteria) in the closed-loop circulating fluid.
Substances used to prevent or retard a chemical or electro-chemical reaction, often used to render corrosion products less soluble and thereby tending to restrain electro-chemical processes.
The process of spraying fuel into an engine cylinder by an injector.
An injection well is a device that places fluid deep underground into porous rock formations, such as sandstone or limestone, or into or below the shallow soil layer.
A device which receives pressurized fuel as a liquid and sprays it into an engine cylinder as a fine mist. It consists of a nozzle and nozzle holder or a body.
The Organization established by the Convention on the International Maritime Satellite Organization adopted on 3 September 1976.