S. Sivaraman Exxon Research & Engineering Co. Florham Park, N.J.
R.I. Wallace Marine Consultant Surveyor Wirral, U. K.
Vessel experience factor (VEF), when developed through proper application of industry guidelines and field procedures, provides a factor that improves the overall accuracy in the determination of a marine vessel's cargo quantity.
VEF as currently computed is applicable to a vessel as a whole and not to individual compartments or tanks.
The development and application of VEF is sometimes fraught with confusion and a lack of appreciation as to its potential value for marine vessel quantity determi...