Accession Number : ADD000001

Title :   Deep Submergence Container Lid Seal.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Strickland,Alvah T ; Lindquist,John O

Report Date : 04 Sep 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a console containing instrumentation and switches which is filled with a dielectric liquid for pressure compensation and is provided with a spacious opening to allow unrestricted access to its interior. A removable plate, being sufficiently sized to bridge the opening, compresses a gasket carried on the console to ensure sealing of the interior from the surrounding water. Because the gasket has a tubular cross-sectional configuration and a relatively large compliant cross section, it is able to conform to irregular surfaces to maintain the sealed relationship. At least one pressure compensation hole is provided in the gasket in communication with the console's interior to prevent a failure-inducing pressure differential from building up across the gasket.

Descriptors :   *Underwater equipment, *Containers, *Seals(Stoppers), *Patents, Watertightness, Gaskets, Neoprene, Sealed systems

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE