VESSEL EXPERIENCE FACTOR ISSUES CLARIFIED

10/15/1990
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...
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