Manual Gauging System Approved By USCG & ABS —Literature Available

A manual ullage tape installation, which makes it possible to gauge tanks visually under closed loading conditions, has been accepted for tanker and barge use by both the U.S. Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping.

Developed by VU-GAGE Systems, the installation is said to eliminate the maintenance and reliability problems associated with "automatic" ullage measuring systems.

It also makes it possible to monitor loading operations with the same accuracy as hand-held tapes and open tank tops.

The new gauging system is designed for use with the VUGAGE ullage opening cover. The system is permanently installed in the ullage trunk, directly below the VU-GAGE window. It consists of a 20-ounce sparkproof copper ball float, ullage tape, and winding mechanism. When not in use, the tape and float are locked in a stowed position at the top of the trunk, well above the cargo level.

Ullages can be easily read through the 6y2-inch circular VUGAGE window. A viton wiper blade on the underside of the completely sealed window permits it to be cleaned at any time— even during loading operations— with no escape of fumes. VUGAGE ullage covers are available in bronze for conventional service, and in stainless steel for chemical tankers and barges.

For additional information and free literature on the new manual ullage installation and the complete VU-GAGE line, write to E.A. Waryas, VU-GAGE Systems, Dept. MR, Room 910, 150 East 42nd Street, New York, N.Y.


Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 19,  Nov 15, 1980

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