Accession Number : ADA319370

Title :   Evaluation of Damage Control Tactics and Equipment - Phase I, Baseline Tests.

Descriptive Note : Test series - FY 1995,

Corporate Author : NAVY TECHNOLOGY CENTER FOR SAFETY AND SURVIVABILITY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Williams, F. W. ; Kuzma, H. ; Campbell, C. ; Breaux, R. ; Hill, S. A.

PDF Url : ADA319370

Report Date : 30 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Surface Ship Survivability, NWP 62-1 Series, and the Naval Ship Technical Manual (NSTM) Chapter 079 Volume 2 are silent on tactics and procedures for attacking a combination flooding/fire incident. Repair and recovery from flooding incidents are often considered in isolation from a fire incident in fleet training tactics and doctrine. Yet, flooding may occur simultaneously with a fire incident. The emergency repair procedures/equipment evaluated in these tests included pipe patching, shoring, dewatering, and hull repair. All of the equipment used in these tests is currently available in the Damage Control Repair Station. With respect to pipe patching, the Jubilee patch was effective on pressurized systems whereas the banding kit proved to be ineffective on all of the pressurized systems. There appears to be little difference in the time to construct an I-shore, whether it is made of wood only or a combination of metal and wood. However, there is a substantial difference, nearly a factor of two, in the amount of time required to construct an all wood K-shore compared to the time to construct a wood and metal K-shore. Although the rigging time for the various pieces of dewatering equipment are similar, there are substantial differences in the total time required to begin dewatering and the dewatering rate. With respect to hull repair, the bucket patch was substantially easier and quicker to install than the plugs and wedges. The bucket patch was much more effective.

Descriptors :   *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *BASE LINES, *FLOODING, *DAMAGE CONTROL, *SHIP FIRES, METALS, SHIPS, EMERGENCIES, SURVIVABILITY, NAVAL VESSELS, OCEAN SURFACE, ISOLATION, RATES, TEST METHODS, PIPES, REPAIR, FLEETS(SHIPS), RIGGING, PRESSURIZATION, MILITARY TACTICS, PLUGS, NAVAL TRAINING, REPAIR SHOPS, MANUALS, QUIET, FLEET EXERCISES, DEWATERING.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE