Accession Number : AD0781677

Title :   Hydraulic Pressure Intensifiers for Use by Working Divers.

Descriptive Note : Technical note Jul 72-Jun 73,

Corporate Author : CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Parisi,A. M. ; Brackett,R. L.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The need for a reliable high pressure (10,000 psi) source of hydraulic power for use by divers has led to the evaluation and modification of two commercially available hydraulic pressure intensifiers, The operation of the internal mechanism of the intensifiers as well as the modifications made to each are described. Tests of both intensifiers on land and underwater as well as necessary refinements to each system are delineated. Results indicate that the intensifier concept is suitable for underwater use by divers. Designs suitable for field use which keep operation simple and the hardware rugged yet lightweight are required. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Divers, *Underwater tools, *Hydraulic equipment, Hydraulic power, Power amplifiers, Pressure, Fluid control

Subject Categories : Fluidics and Fluerics
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE