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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter LPart 128Subpart D → §128.420

Title 46: Shipping
Subpart D—Design Requirements for Specific Systems

§128.420   Keel cooler installations.

(a) Except as provided by this section, each keel cooler installation must comply with §56.50-96 of this chapter.

(b) Approved metallic flexible connections may be located below the deepest-load waterline if the system is a closed loop below the waterline and if its vent is located above the waterline.

(c) Fillet welds may be used in the attachment of channels and half-round pipe sections to the bottom of the vessel.

(d) Short lengths of approved non-metallic flexible hose fixed by metallic or non-metallic hose-clamps may be used at machinery connections if—

(1) The clamps are of a corrosion-resistant material;

(2) The clamps do not depend on spring tension for their holding power; and

(3) Two of the clamps are used on each end of the hose, except that one clamp may be used on an end expanded or beaded to provide a positive stop against hose slippage.

(4) The clamps are resistant to vibration, high temperature, and brittleness.

[CGD 82-004 and CGD 86-074, 62 FR 49331, Sept. 19, 1997, as amended by USCG-2000-7790, 65 FR 58463, Sept. 29, 2000]

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