Accession Number : ADA180792

Title :   Project Execution Plan for OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) Current Study,

Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND WASHINGTON DC CHESAPEAKE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Mendelsohn,S.

Report Date : NOV 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : As part of the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) project the contractor being sponsored by the Department of Energy, Deep Oil Technology, Incorporated the contractor is conducting a verification test for the OTEC Cold Water Pipe during November and December 1978. The test is being conducted from the Deep Oil X-1 platform to: 1) test the analytical methods used to design the OTEC Cold Water Pipe; and 2) evaluate the performance of the Cold Water Pipe in the open sea. The work is being carried out off the Coast of California on the seaward side of Santa Catalina Island in about 1,000 feet of water. The Cold Water Pipe tests will consist of supporting an instrumented steel pipe five feet in diameter and up to 800 feet long from the Deep Oil X-1. The dynamic behavior of the pipe will be measured for various sea conditions, platform motions, pipe lengths, and pipe supporting means. Keywords: Oceanographic data acquisition; Ocean tides; Ocean currents.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, CALIFORNIA, LOW TEMPERATURE, TEST AND EVALUATION, WATER, WATER PIPES, DYNAMICS, OCEAN TIDES, COASTAL REGIONS, INSTRUMENTATION, PIPES, OCEANS, STEEL, ENERGY CONVERSION, HEAT, DATA ACQUISITION, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, OPEN WATER, LENGTH, PLANNING, MOTION, PLATFORMS, SEA STATES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE