Accession Number : ADD002455

Title :   Variable Ballast System for a Submersible Platform.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Middleton,Frederic H

Report Date : 26 Jan 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The patent application relates to a submersible platform with a ballast system which includes an elongated tank which is mounted to the platform with the longitudinal axis of the tank extending vertically. The tank has a plurality of ports vertically spaced from one another, and each port is capable of receiving a closure means. With this arrangement selected ports can be closed with the closure means to establish a desired lift force as determined by the amount of air trapped in the tank above the bottommost open port.

Descriptors :   *Submersibles, *Platforms, Tanks(Containers), Vents, Air supplies, Valves, Buoyancy

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE