Types of tankers
Look on almost any tanker today – and even other vessels where liquid cargo is handled – and you’ll find pumping technology from Framo. It delivers the efficiency and certainty so crucial to cargo shipping operations – just as the Framo organization behind it delivers the industry’s most valued pump service.
Framo cargo pumping solutions mean high vessel utilization, clean cargo and less slop to treat. They reduce the time you spend on cargo operations and let you do more of what you get paid for – transporting the cargo itself.
Stainless steel chemical tankers
Stainless steel chemical tankers represent the most sophisticated tankers sailing on the high seas. These ships are constructed with stainless steel cargo tanks, feature a fully segregated cargo pumping arrangement and are designed to carry the most aggressive, corrosive or volatile liquids.
Chemical and product oil tankers
Most of the world’s production of vegetable oils, commodity chemicals and refined petroleum products are transported on a large fleet of modern chemical and product tankers. These vessels are typically designed without a pump room and feature coated cargo tanks, six to eight cargo segregations, submerged ballast pumps, in-tank cargo pumps and deck mounted cargo heaters.
On long-range tankers, the use of one submerged hydraulically driven cargo pump per tank provides safe segregation between cargoes. Stripping and tank cleaning is quicker for an efficient switch between cargoes that substantially increases the number of ton-miles.
Bunker tankers have a large number of cargo segregations, equal to that of product and chemical tankers, for the safe handling of multiple fuel qualities. New regulations for marine fuel quality require ships to bunker several grades of fuel in order to meet legal requirements in different emission zones.
Combination carriers alternating between wet and dry cargoes have a specially designed one-pump-per-hold system that is easy to clean and operate. The cargo pumps are installed in protective enclosed corrugations between the holds, with cargo piping and cargo heaters located on deck.
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