Inert Gas

21 mariners died aboard the chemical tanker Bow Mariner when a mixture of fuel, oxygen, and an ignition source caused an explosion. Removing just one of these three elements can prevent an accident. In this video, you'll learn about safe handling of inert gases, minimizing human risk factors, and why having a proper inert gas system onboard a tanker is critical. The correct usage of an inert gas system reduces oxygen in a cargo tank to a level that prevents dangerous fires and explosions.


  • Understand the three components necessary for combustion and how to minimize risk
  • Review the lower and upper explosive limits and how they determine the flammable range for a gas or vapor
  • See how an inert gas system's components work together to prevent combustion
  • Learn about the general requirements of an inert gas system, and the amendments made to SOLAS as the result of inert gas accidents
Available on:On Demand
Length: 9
Audio: EN
Subtitles: EN, CH, SP
Item no: DVD0-95
Categories: Cargo Handling
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