ballast tank


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ballast tank

[′bal·əst ‚taŋk]
(naval architecture)
One of several tanks in the hold of a ship which may be pumped full of water as ballast.
One of the tanks in a submarine that are filled with water or air to submerge or surface.
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A ballast tank is a compartment within a ship or other floating structure that holds water to provide stability to the vessel.
The initial installation will be designed as a pilot study to reflect much of the company's fleet and will include the treatment of a cargo hold being used in part as a ballast tank.
Captain Mumin Sahin's boat, the MV Hamal, was stopped off the Aberdeenshire coast in April last year and the drugs were found in a ballast tank.
In the compartments of a water ballast tank AE-sensors were mounted for monitoring acoustic emission (Fig.
Over the last two years, in collaboration with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), the IPPIC MCTC developed a test method, including pass/fail criteria, for determining the compatibility between ballast water management systems (BWMS) active ingredients and ballast tank coatings.
7, damage to a ballast tank on Floatel Superior working in the Norwegian Sea was discovered.
Left, KTP associate Darren Broderick conducting a coating survey of a ship's seawater ballast tank.
Ballast tank corrosion is a major worry for shipowners as it can lead to structural failure.
The application speed that the IMC-patented equipment produces allows the use of metalizing as a realistic alternative for ballast tank coating.
Above the castle car compartment, and aft ballast tank intended impact of their water supply or technical.
The Convention requires that the IMO Performance Standards be applied in a stepwise manner to ships undertaking international voyages in line with the year of building and the ballast tank capacity, with all ships required to adopt the standard by 2017.
Norwegian ship maintenance company TECO Maritime ASA (OSE:TECO) said on Thursday (22 January) that its ballast tank maintenance subsidiary, TECO Coating Services AS, has secured a EUR1.