Accession Number : ADA206280

Title :   Determination of a Performance Baseline for the Nondestructive Evaluation of Offshore Petroleum Hoses.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Harrell, John P , Jr ; Johnson, Donald W

PDF Url : ADA206280

Report Date : Jan 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 184

Abstract : The Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL) has the ongoing task of research directed towards producing a high strength collapsible fuel conduit that can be quickly deployed by operating fleet personnel in support of amphibious invasion forces. Current requirements are for a flexible flowline capable for ship-to-shore delivery of 1 million gallons of fuel within twenty hours over a distance of 4 miles. NCEL has been evaluating a number of flowline options including hoses of 6,8 and 10-inch diameters manufactured with a wide variety of materials, fabrication methods, and physical properties. Little in the way of generic models is available for assessing the performance of these products. Similarly, it has been unclear which sort of nondestructive and destructive tests accurately predict the performance of these products in service. Southwest Research Institute was tasked to assist NCEL in the evaluation of the various hose construction options available, with an objective of gathering data which would further understanding of the generic performance of elastomeric hoses in a flowline application. A series of nine structural tests were conducted in order to formulate a data base of performance data for the various types of hoses supplied for evaluation. NCEL provided SwRI with 14 hose samples of 5 different types from 3 different manufacturers for testing. The hose samples ranged from thin-walled, polyester reinforced hose to thick-walled, wire-reinforced hoses. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *HOSES, *PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, *OFFSHORE STRUCTURES, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, BASE LINES, CONSTRUCTION, DATA BASES, DESTRUCTIVE TESTS, ELASTOMERS, FABRICATION, FLEETS(SHIPS), FUELS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NAVAL PERSONNEL, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, OFFSHORE, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, POLYESTER PLASTICS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, SAMPLING, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE