Accession Number : ADA319377

Title :   Evaluation of Damage Control Tactics and Equipment. Phase II. Baseline Tests.

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

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

PDF Url : ADA319377

Report Date : 30 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This report summarizes results from the second baseline series of damage control tests involving pipe patching, shoring, dewatering, and hull repair. In pipe patching, the EWARP patch was more effective on isolated (non-pressurized) systems than the soft patch and Fleetpak kit. The Fleetpak kit was ineffective on all of the isolated systems and required more material than recommended. The combination K-shore was constructed in less time than any of the other shoring methods. The wooden K-shore required significantly more time to construct than the combination K-shore. There were no significant differences in the times required to construct wooden and combination H-shores. There were significant differences in the rigging times for the various pieces of dewatering equipment. There were also substantial differences in the total time required to begin dewatering and the dewatering rate. None of the hull repair methods evaluated were consistently effective in repairing actively flowing hull ruptures. The plate patch was an effective repair method for hull ruptures when installed without water flowing through the rupture.

Descriptors :   *SHIPS, *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *BASE LINES, *DAMAGE CONTROL, TEST AND EVALUATION, WATER, ISOLATION, RATES, TEST METHODS, RUPTURE, PIPES, REPAIR, RIGGING, MILITARY TACTICS, SHIP HULLS, DEWATERING.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE