I came across an aluminium IFR that has 8 " floats. The floats are placed linearly and not around the rim sections.
So my questions are:
1. How do the stains come over the deck panel? Is it because of the product spill or due to vapour condensation(or due to poor panel quality? The panel laid is of Al. 3000 series ).
2. If at all there is spillage of product over the IFR, in any case, does the inlet flow rate affect this? If so, how much should the inlet flow rate be maintained to avoid this oil spill over the IFR?
3. Why do we feel the smell of HC vapour over the tank roof? ( Is it due to the deck drains )
4. If some floats are to be placed around the periphery, will it make any change to this oil spill?
The buoyancy calculations are correct and it exceeds twice the dead load of the IFR.
Please share your thoughts.