MMC Offers Free Catalog On Tank Gauging Tapes And Vapor Control Valves

For over 30 years, MMC International Corporation, Inwood, N.Y., has been serving the maritime industry by manufacturing tank gauging systems, both portable and fixed, along with a variety of vapor control valves widely recognized for their durability, reliability and ease of operation.

Of even greater importance to shipbuilders and ship operators is the MMC record for constantly updating and improving these products to meet the stringent requirements of modern seagoing vessels.

All of the improvements are described in detail in a new eight-page color catalog that is now available from the company. MMC maintains manufacturing and marketing facilities in England and Japan to serve all their worldwide clients.

MMC's hand-held gauging tapes are marketed under the trademark "Flexi-Dip." They are designed for restricted and closed tank gauging, via vapor control valves, to depths up to 120 feet. Special order tapes are available from 165 to 330 feet.

The gauging tapes are designed to measure ullage, interface (oil/water) and temperature.

There is one triple function model (trimode) which measures ullage, interface and temperature in a single penetration. If only ullage and interface or ullage and temperature are needed, two bimode variations are available. There are two single mode units available for temperature or ullage only.

The company reports accuracies to +/- 1/8 inch linear measurements. All systems are intrinsically safe via approvals from FM, BASEEFA, CSA or SAA.

MMC recently announced that it had been awarded a contract by Avondale Shipyards Division for the U.S. Navy, specifying that the new series of Navy T-AO fleet oilers would be fitted with MMC ullage/interface gauging tapes.

Since restricted hand-held tank gauging is performed in conjunction with vapor control valves, MMC provides a wide array of such devices. MMC offers a line of 6 different vapor control valves, which singularly or in combination, can satisfy any customer's requirements or specific need.

The latest MMC vapor valve entry is its UValve that can be installed directly on existing ullage hatches, without hot work or the need to gas-free tanks. This is a major advantage since it eliminates the need to remove the vessel from service to perform installation.

The new MMC catalog illustrates all of the gauges and valves available.

For free literature describing MMC gauging equipment and vapor control valves, Circle 105 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Feb 1989

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