Asked in Chemistry
What chemical is being carried in the tanker?
First of all I would like to explain that tanker divide into 3: 1. Oil tanker 2. Gas tanker 3. Chemical tanker Gas tanker can not carry oil and chemical, and vice versa. Oil tanker can not carry chemical, but chemical tanker can carry oil. However it is very rare that chemical tanker carry oil. It is because, if they carry oil and next cargo is chemical, it would be very difficult to clean cargo tank ex oil. Also freight for carry oil is less than...
How many liters can a 12 ton oil tanker carry?
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Asked in Oil Spills, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
What happened to the valdez oil spill crew?
The Exxon-Valdez is an oil tanker. One of the storage compartments leaked oil when the tanker hit an underwater iceberg. The tanker did not sink, and crew members were evacuated. I could not find out exactly how many were aboard the tanker when the accident occurred but I think it was around 5 to 10 in total. ...
Asked in Oil Spills, BP Oil Spill
How can oil spill happens?
Oil spills happen when people make mistakes or are careless and cause an oil tanker to leak oil into the ocean. There are a few more ways an oil spill can occur. Equipment breaking down may cause an oil spill. If the equipment breaks down, the tanker may get stuck on shallow land. When they start to drive the tanker again, they can put a hole in the tanker causing it to leak oil. ...
Asked in Fossil Fuels, Oil Tankers
How many barrels of crude does a oil tanker carry?
Oil tankers vary in size by a huge margin, from a few thousand tonnes DWT to 500,000 tonnes DWT. The density of crude oil also varies, averaging around 0.7 kgs per litre. There are 159 ltrs (apprx) per barrel. From this you can calculate how much each type can carry. ...
Asked in Large Ships, Oil Tankers
Why is it possible to make oil tankers much larger than other ships and what happens when an oil tanker is unloaded?
The tanker is a hollow shell, so it can be filled with oil. One of the problems is that many are not doubled hold and when they hit something they leak. It is unloaded by pipeline. ...
Asked in Oil Tankers
Who invented the first oil tanker and from which country was this person?
The first ships to carry mineral oil (as opposed to whale oil) were not designed particularly for oil - the oil would be carried in jars or barrels. Ludvig Nobel (brother of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel prize) is probably the key pioneer of designing ships specifically to carry oil. He was Swedish. ...