March 15, 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

French Naval Ship Installs AIRFILCO Inert Gas Blanketing System

The U.K. affiliate of AIRFILCO Engineering, Inc. of New Orleans, La., recently completed installation of an inert gas blanketing system onboard the naval supply ship Durance.

AIRFILCO, whose systems are presently being installed on Sohio, Exxon and British Petroleum tankers at Avondale and Sunship, was responsible for the design, supply and installation of the total systems.

AIRFILCO's system was selected by the French Navy after exhaustive tests and against stiff competition to provide two separate inerting systems. One was for blanketing the bunker tanks, and the other for the aviation gas fuel tanks. The gas is produced by an independent gas generator which has a capacity of 3400m3/h.

One additional feature of this system was the design and installation of a special neutralizing system for the treatment of the acidic effluent from the gas scrubber.

For a free brochure detailing AIRFILCO Inert Gas and Gas Freeing Systems, write to Rita Curtis, AIRFILCO Engineering, Inc., 1901 Julia Street, New Orleans, La. 70113.

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