Accession Number : ADA956106

Title :   Material Handling in Dry Docks.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MARE ISLAND NAVAL SHIPYARD VALLEJO CA

Personal Author(s) : Spain, Thomas

Report Date : NOV 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : This is the report of a study of material handling operations in Drydock and Waterfront areas during ship overhauls. The scope of the study was too broad to allow specific recommendations. General Observations and Recommendations include: (1) Evaluation of portal crane usage and recommendations to obtain more economical cranes that are more in line with the lifting demands. Material Handling Portal Cranes (2) Proposals to provide an automated material handling system in the Drydock and Waterfront areas. (3) Proposal to develop an automatic material identification and tagging system.

Descriptors :   *DRYDOCKS, *MATERIALS, AUTOMATIC, CRANES, HANDLING, IDENTIFICATION, MATERIALS, OPERATION, SHIPS, HANDLING, REPAIR.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE