Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Volume 45

Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Volume 45

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...knowing where to seek for the cause of the mischief, whereas, in the other system shown by Fig. 3, you can easily find out where the source of the trouble actually is. My chief, Mr. Cornish, and myself recently had occasion to examine a large steamer where a serious loss--I think of about 20,000 carcases--had been sustained. and this was due entirely to leakage through the vessel either grazing alongaq-uay wall or striking some floating wreckage, probably the latter. Whatever the cause of the damage may have been, a few rivets had been loosened, and these had consequently leaked. If the insulation had been fitted in the manner shown by Fig. 3, I think it very unlikely that there would have been any damage sustained by the cargo at all. Any water going through at the slack rivets would have passed down the side clear of the insulation into the limbers, where it would have been under the control of the pumps, and the cargo would have been saved. I understand Fig. 2 shows a cheaper system than Fig. 3, but I believe that those who are in a posit-ion to know more than I do on the subject will agree with me that Fig. 3 is much the better system of the two. Mr. J. F. REDMAN (Member): Sir William White and Gentlemen, I simply came here to congratulate Mr. Balfour. He is absolutely full of this subject, and I think it is a very good thing that he has broken through his reserve and given us this paper. This subject is sure to develop further. The meat I liave had to do with has only been slightly refrigerated, and therefore a very different matter to the special refrigerated cargoes which Mr. Balfour deals with in such vast numbers. We have to work our cargoes and carry meat from America to within 1 deg. Fahr., mostly by the ammonia process and...
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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953355
  • 9781236953353