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Encyclopedia of Marine and Energy Technology

Sounding pipe

marine

A pipe which leads down to almost the bottom of a tank to enable the depth of liquid to be measured by a sounding tape. A striking pad must be located on the tank bottom beneath the pipe.

Sounding pipes are to end above freeboard deck in easily accessible places and are to be fitted with efficient, permanently attached, metallic closing appliances.

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