Tanker Operations

A Handbook for the Person-in-charge (PIC)

Author: Mark Huber

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780870336201

Category: Transportation

Page: 418

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The domestic and international rules governing the qualifications for personnel serving on tank vessels have changed in recent years. To address those new requirements, the fourth edition of Tanker Operations incorporates new material by Mark Huber and other contributors, providing an updated textbook for maritime schools and individuals pursuing a tankerman endorsement. It is also a standard reference for anyone involved in the tanker industry. The subject areas from the third edition have been expanded and address such basics as vessel construction and cargo characteristics; cargo piping and venting systems; cargo measurement and transfer operations; ballasting and deballasting; tank cleaning operations and pollution regulations; gas freeing and inert gas systems. New sections include inspection procedures for chartering, cargo pump troubleshooting, and details concerning the role of the tankerman from a commercial perspective in the transportation industry. Separate chapters are devoted to the hazards and precautions relating to enclosed space entry and the emergency operations that involve situations specific to the cargo area of a vessel. Review questions have been incorporated at the end of each chapter to ensure that the information has been covered and understood by the reader. A comprehensive glossary is also provided.
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Terrorism and National Security

Author: Amy L. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600212543

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

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A collection of essays that look at the real threats of terrorism to the United States, covering the defense capabilities of the United States, the treatment of detainees, and current national security policies.
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Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy

Fifteen Contentious Questions

Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool,Marilyn A. Brown,Scott V. Valentine

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421418975

Category: Nature

Page: 392

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Energy sustainability and climate change are two of the greatest challenges facing humankind. Unraveling these complex and interconnected issues demands careful and objective assessment. Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy aims to change the prevailing discourse by examining fifteen core energy questions from a variety of perspectives, demonstrating how, for each of them, no clear-cut answer exists. Is industry the chief energy villain? Can we sustainably feed and fuel the planet at the same time? Is nuclear energy worth the risk? Should geoengineering be outlawed? Touching on pollution, climate mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency, government intervention, and energy security, the authors explore interrelated concepts of law, philosophy, ethics, technology, economics, psychology, sociology, and public policy. This book offers a much-needed critical appraisal of the central energy technology and policy dilemmas of our time and the impact of these on multiple stakeholders.
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Global Energy Justice

Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool,Michael H. Dworkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107041953

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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This book explores how the idea of justice can give us a way to better assess and resolve energy challenges and problems.
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