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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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VESSELS FOR CONTAINING OR STORING COMPRESSED, LIQUEFIED OR SOLIDIFIED GASES; FIXED-CAPACITY GAS-HOLDERS; FILLING VESSELS WITH, OR DISCHARGING FROM VESSELS, COMPRESSED, LIQUEFIED, OR SOLIDIFIED GASES (storing fluids in natural or artificial cavities or chambers in the earth B65G 5/00; construction or assembling of bulk storage containers employing civil-engineering techniques E04H 7/00; variable-capacity gas-holders F17B; liquefaction or refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25) [2013‑01]
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Pressure vessels, e.g. gas cylinder, gas tank, replaceable cartridge (pressurised apparatus for purposes other than storage, see the relevant subclasses such as A62C, B05B; associated with vehicles, see the appropriate subclass of classes B60 to B64; pressure vessels in general F16J 12/00;
{
autoclaves B01J 3/04; tank vehicles B60P 3/22; railway tank wagons for carrying fluent materials B61D 5/00; accumulators for supplying fluid under pressure F15B 1/04; liquified gas stoves F24C 3/00
}
)
[2013‑01]
F17C 1/002
.
{
Storage in barges or on ships
}
[2013‑01]
F17C 1/005
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{
Storage of gas or gaseous mixture at high pressure and at high density condition, e.g. in the single state phase
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[2013‑01]
F17C 1/007
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{
Underground or underwater storage
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[2013‑01]
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F17C 1/02
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involving reinforcing arrangements
{
F17C 1/14, F17C 1/16 take precedence
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[2013‑01]
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F17C 1/04
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Protecting sheathings [2013‑01]
F17C 1/06
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Built-up from wound-on bands or filamentary material, e.g. wires [2013‑01]
F17C 1/08
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Integral reinforcements, e.g. ribs [2013‑01]
F17C 1/10
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with provision for protection against corrosion e.g. due to gaseous acid (
{
F17C 1/14, F17C 1/16 take precedence
}
; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F)
[2013‑01]
F17C 1/12
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with provision for thermal insulation (
{
F17C 1/14, F17C 1/16 take precedence
}
; thermal insulation in general F16L 59/00)
[2013‑01]
F17C 1/14
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constructed of aluminium; constructed of non-magnetic steel [2013‑01]
F17C 1/16
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constructed of plastics materials
{
(shaping of plastics B29C)
}
[2013‑01]
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Vessels not under pressure [2013‑01]
F17C 3/005
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Underground or underwater containers or vessels (storing in natural or artificial cavities in the earth in general B65G 5/00)
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[2013‑01]
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F17C 3/02
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with provision for thermal insulation (thermal insulation in general F16L 59/00)
{
refrigerators F25D; insulation specially adapted for cryogenic vessels F17C 13/001; tank vehicles B60P 3/22; railway tank wagons B61D 5/00
}
[2013‑01]
F17C 3/022
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{
Land-based bulk storage containers (civil engineering aspects E04H 7/00)
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F17C 3/025
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Bulk storage in barges or on ships (constructive aspects B63B 25/16)
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[2013‑01]
F17C 3/027
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Wallpanels for so-called membrane tanks
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F17C 3/04
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by insulating layers (F17C 3/08 takes precedence) [2013‑01]
F17C 3/06
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on the inner surface, i.e. in contact with the stored fluid [2013‑01]
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F17C 3/08
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by vacuum spaces, e.g. Dewar flask (for household use A47J 41/02) [2013‑01]
F17C 3/085
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Cryostats
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[2013‑01]
F17C 3/10
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by liquid-circulating or vapour-circulating jackets [2013‑01]
F17C 3/12
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with provision for protection against corrosion, e.g. due to gaseous acid (protection against corrosion in general C23F) [2013‑01]
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Methods or apparatus for filling containers with liquefied, solidified, or compressed gases under pressures (adding propellants to aerosol containers B65B 31/00) [2013‑01]
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This group includes not only the filling of vessels for storage of compressed or liquefied gases, but also the filling of pressurised apparatus insofar as it is not covered by a single other subclass, e.g. A62C, B05B.

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F17C 5/002
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Automated filling apparatus
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[2013‑01]
F17C 5/005
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for gas bottles, such as on a continuous belt or on a merry-go-round
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[2013‑01]
F17C 5/007
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{
for individual gas tanks or containers, e.g. in vehicles (filling with liquid fuel not under pressure, B60S 5/02, B67D 7/00)
}
[2013‑01]
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F17C 5/02
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for filling with liquefied gases [2013‑01]
F17C 5/04
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requiring the use of refrigeration, e.g. filling with helium or hydrogen [2013‑01]
F17C 5/06
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for filling with compressed gases [2013‑01]
Methods and apparatus for filling vessels not under pressure with liquefied or solidified gases [2013‑01]
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Methods or apparatus for discharging liquefied, solidified, or compressed gases from pressure vessels, not covered by another subclass [2013‑01]
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F17C 7/02
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Discharging liquefied gases [2013‑01]
F17C 7/04
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with change of state, e.g. vaporisation [2013‑01]
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Methods or apparatus for discharging liquefied or solidified gases from vessels not under pressure [2013‑01]
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F17C 9/02
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with change of state, e.g. vaporisation [2013‑01]
F17C 9/04
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Recovery of thermal energy [2013‑01]
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Use of gas-solvents or gas-sorbents in vessels
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(absorbing compositions for acetylene C10L 3/04; absorbing compositions for hydrogen C01B 3/0005)
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[2013‑01]
F17C 11/002
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for acetylene
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[2013‑01]
F17C 11/005
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for hydrogen
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[2013‑01]
F17C 11/007
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{
for hydrocarbon gases, such as methane or natural gas, propane, butane or mixtures thereof (LPG)
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[2013‑01]
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Details of vessels or of the filling or discharging of vessels [2013‑01]
F17C 13/001
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Thermal insulation specially adapted for cryogenic vessels (vessels not under pressure with insulation F17C 3/02; thermal insulation in general F16L 59/00)
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F17C 13/002
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for vessels under pressure (F17C 13/008 and F17C 13/02 to F17C 13/12 take precedence)
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/003
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Means for coding or identifying them and/or their contents
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/004
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{
for large storage vessels not under pressure (F17C 13/008 and F17C 13/02 to F17C 13/12 take precedence)
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[2013‑01]
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F17C 13/005
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for medium-size and small storage vessels not under pressure (F17C 13/008 and F17C 13/02 to F17C 13/12 take precedence)
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[2013‑01]
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F17C 13/006
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for Dewar vessels or cryostats
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/007
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used for superconducting phenomena (investigating by nuclear magnetic resonance G01N 24/08; magnets having superconductive winding H01F 6/00)
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/008
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for use under microgravity conditions
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F17C 13/02
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Special adaptations of indicating, measuring, or monitoring equipment (measuring in general G01) [2013‑01]
F17C 13/021
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having the height as the parameter
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/023
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having the mass as the parameter
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/025
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having the pressure as the parameter
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/026
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having the temperature as the parameter
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/028
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having the volume as the parameter
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F17C 13/04
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Arrangement or mounting of valves (valves per se F16K;
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snap-coupling of nipples F16L 37/00
}
)
[2013‑01]
F17C 13/045
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Automatic change-over switching assembly for bottled gas systems with two (or more) gas containers
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/06
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Closures, e.g. cap, breakable member (
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for autoclaves B01J 3/03
}
; closures for
{
large
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containers in general B65D
{
B65D 90/54
}
;
{
for pressure vessels in general F16J 13/00
}
)
[2013‑01]
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F17C 13/08
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Mounting arrangements for vessels [2013‑01]
F17C 13/081
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for large land-based storage vessels (supports for large containers in general B65D 90/12)
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/082
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for large sea-borne storage vessels (load-accomodating arrangements for ships or waterborne vessels B63B 25/12)
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/083
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for medium-sized mobile storage vessels, e.g. tank vehicles or railway tank vehicles
}
[2013‑01]
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F17C 13/084
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for small-sized storage vessels, e.g. compressed gas cylinders or bottles, disposable gas vessels, vessels adapted for automotive use
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/085
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on wheels (hand carts B62B)
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[2013‑01]
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F17C 13/086
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for Dewar vessels or cryostats
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/087
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used for superconducting phenomena
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/088
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for use under microgravity conditions
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/10
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Arrangements for preventing freezing [2013‑01]
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F17C 13/12
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Arrangements or mounting of devices for preventing or minimising the effect of explosion (flame traps A62C 4/00);
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Other safety measures
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[2013‑01]
F17C 13/123
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{
for gas bottles, cylinders or reservoirs for tank vehicles or for railway tank wagons
}
[2013‑01]
F17C 13/126
. .
{
for large storage containers for liquefied gas (for large containers in general B65D 90/22)
}
[2013‑01]
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Vessel construction, in particular geometry, arrangement or size [2013‑01]
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Shape [2013‑01]
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cylindrical [2013‑01]
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with exteriorly curved end-piece [2013‑01]
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with interiorly curved end-piece [2013‑01]
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with flat end-piece [2013‑01]
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with variable thickness or diameter [2013‑01]
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spherical or elliptical [2013‑01]
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toroidal [2013‑01]
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tubular [2013‑01]
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conical [2013‑01]
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complex [2013‑01]
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Honeycomb [2013‑01]
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divided in several chambers [2013‑01]
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comprising a communication hole between chambers [2013‑01]
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variable [2013‑01]
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with bladders [2013‑01]
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with separating membrane [2013‑01]
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with pistons [2013‑01]
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with bellows [2013‑01]
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with substantially vertical main axis [2013‑01]
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with substantially horizontal main axis [2013‑01]
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with sloping main axis [2013‑01]
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Size [2013‑01]
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large (>1000 m3) [2013‑01]
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medium (>1 m3) [2013‑01]
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Small (<1 m3) [2013‑01]
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portable (<30 l) [2013‑01]
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Vessel construction using filling material in contact with the handled fluid [2013‑01]
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Vessel construction, in particular walls or details thereof [2013‑01]
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F17C 2203/01
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Reinforcing or suspension means [2013‑01]
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Reinforcing means [2013‑01]
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on or in the wall, e.g. ribs [2013‑01]
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in the vessel, e.g. columns [2013‑01]
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Suspension means [2013‑01]
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Bars [2013‑01]
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Cords [2013‑01]
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Magnetic means [2013‑01]
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by attachment at the neck [2013‑01]
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Thermal insulations [2013‑01]
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by solid means [2013‑01]
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Radiation shield [2013‑01]
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cooled by external means [2013‑01]
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cooled by vaporised gas from the interior [2013‑01]
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Multi-sheet layers [2013‑01]
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Aerogel [2013‑01]
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Foam [2013‑01]
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Polyurethane [2013‑01]
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Granular [2013‑01]
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Perlite [2013‑01]
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Fibres [2013‑01]
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Glass wool [2013‑01]
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Wood [2013‑01]
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in form of panels [2013‑01]
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by liquid means [2013‑01]
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Cryogen [2013‑01]
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Water [2013‑01]
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by gas [2013‑01]
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Inert [2013‑01]
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Air [2013‑01]
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by vacuum [2013‑01]
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Getter [2013‑01]
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Materials for walls or layers thereof; Properties or structures of walls or their materials [2013‑01]
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F17C 2203/0602
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Wall structures; Special features thereof [2013‑01]
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Liners [2013‑01]
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Coatings [2013‑01]
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Straps, bands or ribbons [2013‑01]
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Wall structures [2013‑01]
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Multiple walls [2013‑01]
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Materials for walls or layers thereof [2013‑01]
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Metals [2013‑01]
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Steels [2013‑01]
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Alloys or compositions of metals [2013‑01]
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Invar [2013‑01]
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Lead [2013‑01]
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in form of filaments [2013‑01]
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Plastics [2013‑01]
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in form of fibers or filaments [2013‑01]
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radially wound [2013‑01]
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helically wound [2013‑01]
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Polymers [2013‑01]
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with details of composition [2013‑01]
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Concrete [2013‑01]
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F17C 2203/068
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Special properties of materials for vessel walls [2013‑01]
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with liquid or gas layer [2013‑01]
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flexible [2013‑01]
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superconducting [2013‑01]
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Break point in the wall [2013‑01]
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transparent [2013‑01]
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pre-constrained [2013‑01]
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comprising nanoparticles [2013‑01]
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Vessel construction, in particular mounting arrangements, attachments or identifications means [2013‑01]
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Mounting arrangements [2013‑01]
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Exterior arrangements [2013‑01]
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Frames [2013‑01]
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Boxes [2013‑01]
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Dismountable protective hulls [2013‑01]
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Vessel walls form part of another structure [2013‑01]
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characterised by number of vessels [2013‑01]
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One vessel [2013‑01]
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characterised by the presence of fluid connection between vessels [2013‑01]
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bundled in series [2013‑01]
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bundled in parallel [2013‑01]
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with details of the manifold [2013‑01]
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Vessel mounted inside another one [2013‑01]
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F17C 2205/0153
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Details of mounting arrangements [2013‑01]
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for transport [2013‑01]
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with wheels [2013‑01]
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with handgrip [2013‑01]
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stackable [2013‑01]
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lockable [2013‑01]
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with ventilation [2013‑01]
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Supporting feet [2013‑01]
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Attachments to the ground, e.g. mooring or anchoring [2013‑01]
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Hanging up devices [2013‑01]
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with external bearing means [2013‑01]
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with shock absorbing means [2013‑01]
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Fluid connections, filters, valves, closure means or other attachments [2013‑01]
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Fittings, valves, filters, or components in connection with the gas storage device [2013‑01]
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Bosses, e.g. boss collars [2013‑01]
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Protective caps [2013‑01]
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Closure means [2013‑01]
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breakable, e.g. with burst discs [2013‑01]
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fusing or melting [2013‑01]
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electrically actuated [2013‑01]
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manually actuated [2013‑01]
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Safety valves or pressure relief valves [2013‑01]
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Check-valves or non-return valves [2013‑01]
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Pressure regulators [2013‑01]
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Filters [2013‑01]
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coaxial [2013‑01]
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corrugated [2013‑01]
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flexible or articulated, e.g. a hose [2013‑01]
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Quick connecting means, e.g. couplings [2013‑01]
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Dispensing pistols [2013‑01]
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Constructional details of valves, regulators [2013‑01]
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Arrangement of valves, regulators, filters [2013‑01]
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inside the pressure vessel [2013‑01]
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in direct contact with the pressure vessel [2013‑01]
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on both sides of the pressure vessel [2013‑01]
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Vessel or content identifications, e.g. labels [2013‑01]
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by coating [2013‑01]
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by stickers [2013‑01]
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by bar codes [2013‑01]
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by Radio Frequency Identification [2013‑01]
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Shaping processes [2013‑01]
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Moulding [2013‑01]
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by injection [2013‑01]
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by blowing [2013‑01]
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using wax moulds [2013‑01]
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by rotation [2013‑01]
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Winding [2013‑01]
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with a mandrel [2013‑01]
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Polishing [2013‑01]
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Metal working processes, e.g. deep drawing, stamping or cutting [2013‑01]
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Assembling processes [2013‑01]
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Welding [2013‑01]
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Press-fitting; Shrink-fitting [2013‑01]
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Spraying [2013‑01]
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by adhesive means [2013‑01]
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by screws, bolts or rivets [2013‑01]
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Manufacturing of particular parts or at special locations [2013‑01]
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of walls [2013‑01]
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of closing end pieces, e.g. caps [2013‑01]
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Apparatus therefore [2013‑01]
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Filling of insulants [2013‑01]
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Pure fluids [2013‑01]
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Oxygen [2013‑01]
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Hydrogen [2013‑01]
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Carbone dioxide [2013‑01]
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Nitrogen [2013‑01]
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Carbon monoxide [2013‑01]
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Noble gases (Ar, Kr, Xe) [2013‑01]
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Helium [2013‑01]
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Acetylene [2013‑01]
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Air [2013‑01]
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Hydrocarbons [2013‑01]
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Methane, e.g. natural gas, CNG, LNG, GNL, GNC, PLNG [2013‑01]
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Propane butane, e.g. LPG, GPL [2013‑01]
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Containing polluant, e.g. H2S, Cl [2013‑01]
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Refrigerants [2013‑01]
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Ultrapure fluid [2013‑01]
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Ergols, e.g. hydrazine [2013‑01]
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Handled fluid before transfer, i.e. state of fluid when stored in the vessel or before transfer from the vessel [2013‑01]
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characterised by the phase [2013‑01]
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Single phase [2013‑01]
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dense or supercritical, i.e. at high pressure and high density [2013‑01]
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gaseous, e.g. CNG, GNC [2013‑01]
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liquid [2013‑01]
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Liquefied gas, e.g. LPG, GPL [2013‑01]
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cryogenic, e.g. LNG, GNL, PLNG [2013‑01]
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subcooled [2013‑01]
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Solids and gas [2013‑01]
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Liquids and solids [2013‑01]
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Three-phase, e.g. CO2 at triple point [2013‑01]
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characterised by the pressure level [2013‑01]
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Not under pressure, i.e. containing liquids or solids only [2013‑01]
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Small pressure, e.g. for liquefied gas [2013‑01]
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High pressure (>10 bar) [2013‑01]
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characterised by other properties of handled fluid before transfer [2013‑01]
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Stratification [2013‑01]
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Localisation of the removal point [2013‑01]
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in the gas [2013‑01]
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with a dip tube [2013‑01]
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in the liquid [2013‑01]
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with a dip tube [2013‑01]
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in the solid [2013‑01]
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Handled fluid after transfer, i.e. state of fluid after transfer from the vessel [2013‑01]
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characterised by the phase [2013‑01]
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Single phase [2013‑01]
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Stratification [2013‑01]
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Localisation of the filling point [2013‑01]
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Transfer of fluids, i.e. method or means for transferring the fluid; Heat exchange with the fluid [2013‑01]
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Propulsion of the fluid [2013‑01]
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by pressurising the ullage [2013‑01]
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with vacuum injectors, e.g. venturi [2013‑01]
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with pumps or compressors [2013‑01]
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Pumps [2013‑01]
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with specified pump type, e.g. piston or impulsive type [2013‑01]
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with cooling of the pump [2013‑01]
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Compressors [2013‑01]
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with specified compressor type, e.g. piston or impulsive type [2013‑01]
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in the vessel [2013‑01]
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comprising several pumps or compressors [2013‑01]
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by using a working fluid [2013‑01]
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by heating [2013‑01]
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using an electric heater [2013‑01]
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using the same fluid [2013‑01]
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using another fluid [2013‑01]
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Air heating [2013‑01]
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by forced circulation, e.g. using a fan [2013‑01]
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Water heating [2013‑01]
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using seawater [2013‑01]
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using geothermal water [2013‑01]
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in a closed loop [2013‑01]
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by expansion using "Joule-Thompson" effect [2013‑01]
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with recovery of heat [2013‑01]
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using solar energy [2013‑01]
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by burning a combustible [2013‑01]
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by radiation means [2013‑01]
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by cooling [2013‑01]
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using the same fluid [2013‑01]
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using another fluid [2013‑01]
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by forced circulation, e.g. using a fan [2013‑01]
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Water cooling [2013‑01]
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using seawater [2013‑01]
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using cryocooler [2013‑01]
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in a closed loop [2013‑01]
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by expansion [2013‑01]
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"Joule-Thompson" effect [2013‑01]
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in a turbine [2013‑01]
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with recovery of heat [2013‑01]
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Localisation of heat exchange [2013‑01]
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in or on a vessel [2013‑01]
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in the liquid [2013‑01]
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outside the vessel [2013‑01]
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separate [2013‑01]
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on the pipes [2013‑01]
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using a vaporiser [2013‑01]
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using a submerged heat exchanger [2013‑01]
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characterised by fins [2013‑01]
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Methods for emptying or filling [2013‑01]
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vessel by vessel [2013‑01]
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with change-over from one vessel to another [2013‑01]
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by pressure cascade [2013‑01]
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by purging [2013‑01]
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by vacuum [2013‑01]
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by even emptying or filling [2013‑01]
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by repeating a process cycle [2013‑01]
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by maintaining residual pressure [2013‑01]
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Intermediate tanks [2013‑01]
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Control means [2013‑01]
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using computers [2013‑01]
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using wireless transmissions [2013‑01]
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using alarms [2013‑01]
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using cameras [2013‑01]
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Indicating or measuring of parameters as input values [2013‑01]
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Parameters indicated or measured [2013‑01]
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Level of content in the vessel [2013‑01]
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with floats [2013‑01]
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with electrical means [2013‑01]
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Mass or weight of the content of the vessel [2013‑01]
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Volume [2013‑01]
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Pressure [2013‑01]
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Pressure difference [2013‑01]
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Composition; Humidity [2013‑01]
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Concentration of a product [2013‑01]
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Calorific or heating value [2013‑01]
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Humidity [2013‑01]
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Vibrations, e.g. of acoustic type [2013‑01]
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Constraints, e.g. by gauges [2013‑01]
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Position or presence [2013‑01]
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Acceleration [2013‑01]
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Indicating or measuring characterised by the location [2013‑01]
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Parameters measured at or inside the vessel [2013‑01]
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the indicated parameter is a converted measured parameter [2013‑01]
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Controlling or regulating of parameters as output values [2013‑01]
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Parameters [2013‑01]
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Level of content in the vessel [2013‑01]
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Volume [2013‑01]
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Pressure [2013‑01]
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Temperature [2013‑01]
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Composition; Humidity [2013‑01]
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Concentration of a product [2013‑01]
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Calorific or heating value [2013‑01]
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Humidity [2013‑01]
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Vibrations, e.g. of acoustic type [2013‑01]
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Constraints, e.g. by jauges [2013‑01]
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Time or time periods [2013‑01]
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Position or presence [2013‑01]
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Acceleration [2013‑01]
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Methods for controlling or regulating [2013‑01]
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with calculations [2013‑01]
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Actions triggered by measured parameters [2013‑01]
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Action when predefined value is reached [2013‑01]
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when full [2013‑01]
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when empty [2013‑01]

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Purposes of gas storage and gas handling [2013‑01]
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Improving mechanical properties or manufacturing [2013‑01]
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Improving strength [2013‑01]
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Reducing weight [2013‑01]
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Reducing manufacturing time or effort [2013‑01]
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Facilitating maintenance [2013‑01]
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Preventing slosh [2013‑01]
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by calculation [2013‑01]
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Adapting dimensions [2013‑01]
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Improving properties related to fluid or fluid transfer [2013‑01]
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Avoiding over pressurising [2013‑01]
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Avoiding overfilling [2013‑01]
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Avoiding overheating [2013‑01]
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Improving metering [2013‑01]
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Reducing transfer time [2013‑01]
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by calculation [2013‑01]
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Making transfer independent of vessel orientation [2013‑01]
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Avoiding unauthorised transfer [2013‑01]
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Dealing with losses [2013‑01]
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due to heat transfer [2013‑01]
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Avoiding freezing or defrosting [2013‑01]
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by enhancing insulation [2013‑01]
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of fluid [2013‑01]
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Avoiding leaks [2013‑01]
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Handling leaked fluid [2013‑01]
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Detecting leaked fluid [2013‑01]
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Reducing risks and environmental impact [2013‑01]
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Reducing risk of explosion [2013‑01]
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Avoiding pollution or contamination [2013‑01]
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Enhancing energy recovery [2013‑01]
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Refurbishing [2013‑01]
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Improving chemical properties [2013‑01]
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Reducing corrosion [2013‑01]
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Improving fluid characteristics [2013‑01]
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Effects achieved by gas storage or gas handling [2013‑01]
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Purifying the fluid [2013‑01]
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by filtering [2013‑01]
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by separating [2013‑01]
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different phases of a same fluid [2013‑01]
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Mixing fluids [2013‑01]
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identical fluid [2013‑01]
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different fluids [2013‑01]
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with odorizing [2013‑01]
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Treating the boil-off [2013‑01]
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by discharge [2013‑01]
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by recovery [2013‑01]
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with cooling [2013‑01]
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with condensing the gas phase [2013‑01]
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with subcooling the liquid phase [2013‑01]
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with heating [2013‑01]
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with pressurising [2013‑01]
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with expanding [2013‑01]
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using an independent energy source, e.g. battery [2013‑01]
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Regasification [2013‑01]
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Fluid distribution [2013‑01]
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for supply of supplying vehicles [2013‑01]
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for supply of refueling stations [2013‑01]
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for refueling vehicle fuel tanks [2013‑01]
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for feeding engines for propulsion [2013‑01]
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Distribution pipeline networks [2013‑01]
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Generating electrical power as side effect [2013‑01]
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Applications [2013‑01]
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for fluid transport or storage [2013‑01]
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on or in the water [2013‑01]
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Ships [2013‑01]
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Wall panels [2013‑01]
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Barges [2013‑01]
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Platforms [2013‑01]
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Terminals [2013‑01]
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Buoys [2013‑01]
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Storage in depth [2013‑01]
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Submarines [2013‑01]
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placed above the ground [2013‑01]
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Terminals [2013‑01]
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Fuel stations [2013‑01]
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placed underground [2013‑01]
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Type of cavity [2013‑01]
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by burying vessels [2013‑01]
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by digging cavities [2013‑01]
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by using natural cavities [2013‑01]
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Location of cavity [2013‑01]
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onshore [2013‑01]
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offshore [2013‑01]
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on the road [2013‑01]
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by vehicles [2013‑01]
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Trucks [2013‑01]
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Railways [2013‑01]
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Buses [2013‑01]
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Cars [2013‑01]
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Airbags [2013‑01]
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in the air or in space [2013‑01]
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Planes [2013‑01]
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Hot air balloons [2013‑01]
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for use under microgravity conditions, e.g. space [2013‑01]
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Rockets [2013‑01]
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for medical applications [2013‑01]
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Breathing [2013‑01]
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for industrial use [2013‑01]
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"Dewar" vessels [2013‑01]
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Semiconductors [2013‑01]
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Supra-conductors [2013‑01]
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Magnetic resonance imaging [2013‑01]
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Tools [2013‑01]
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Hydraulic applications [2013‑01]
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Pneumatic applications [2013‑01]
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Isostatic presses [2013‑01]
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Power plants [2013‑01]
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Mass botteling, e.g. merry belts [2013‑01]
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for household use [2013‑01]
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Camping gas [2013‑01]
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Aerosols [2013‑01]
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Thermos flasks [2013‑01]
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Capsules, e.g. CO2 [2013‑01]
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Gas bottles [2013‑01]
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Fire extinguishers [2013‑01]
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Fuel cells [2013‑01]
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Inflation devices, e.g. for rescue vests or tyres [2013‑01]
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Diving equipments [2013‑01]
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Respiration devices for rescuing [2013‑01]
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