Accession Number : AD0747704

Title :   Containerized Cable Stowage.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 28 May 70-12 Mar 71,

Corporate Author : GENERAL MOTORS CORP SANTA BARBARA CALIF DELCO ELECTRONICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Melendez,Joe

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : Results of a study of containerized cable packaging, storage, and deployment are discussed. Wire rope up to 1-1/2 inch in diameter can be packaged into wire packs of practical dimensions and weights. These wire ropes are pretwistable and thus may be packaged in inside-unwind configurations similar to free-fall payout systems previously developed and successfully operated. The wire packs can be encased in simple containers designed for versatility in handling and storage and as dispensing units during cable laying, mooring, and other operational deployment applications. Continuous wire lengths between 100,000 feet (1/8 inch dia.) and 2000 feet (1 inch dia.) weighing approximately 6000 pounds can be prepared in coil envelopes 40 inches in diameter and 40 inches long and those above 1 inch in coil envelopes within 6 feet x 6 feet. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MECHANICAL CABLES, *CONTAINERS), NAVAL EQUIPMENT, CABLE ASSEMBLIES, CABLE REELS, CORDAGE, HANDLING, CONTAINMENT(NUCLEAR REACTORS), MOORING, DEPLOYMENT, WIRE

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE