Conversion of Lube oil tank into F.O tank!

Discussion in 'Stability' started by Dibin_marino, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Dibin_marino
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    Dibin_marino Junior Member

    Hi everyone..is it possible to convert an lube oil tank into a fuel oil tank of an existing vessel?? if so what all are the things to be cross checked by Class rules??? . what all are the drawings to be submitted to class(IRS) to get approval???
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    What kind of fuel will you be putting in it?
     
  3. Dibin_marino
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    Dibin_marino Junior Member

    Lube oil to Fuel oil

    Here actualy an Lube oil tank was converted to fuel oil tank , now they uses Gas oil as fuel oil to run FIFI pumps, is it possible to convert L.O tank to F.O tank?
     
  4. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    What are these tanks made of and if it is steel do you know what grade of steel?
     

  5. Murat124
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    Murat124 Junior Member

    if Tank capacity is suitable for this purpose

    1. Tanks steel thickness report check thicknesses are ok or not with current class rules
    2.Check internal structure elements strength according to class rules
    if needed arrange a repair report
    3. Piping arrangement filling, ventilation, drain, joint tanks, seperator and transfer line etc.
    4. Alarms high level low level if needen over flow
    5. Fire measurements quick closing valves etc. to be fitted

    material for the tank should be addmissable for the class society if vessel has already a classification
     
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