Accession Number : ADD008097

Title :   Pontoon Spudwell System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mack,Kit L ; Skaalen,Clifford I

Report Date : 24 Jun 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This invention relates to a spudwell cooperating with a pipe pile and a jacking mechanism for elevating a pontoon section above a body of water. The spudwell straddles the pipe pile through a pair of vertically aligned apertures through which the pipe pile extends. A plurality of pins rigidly affixed to the spudwell are aligned to extend through holes located in the pontoon section. When extended through the holes in the pontoon section, a securing plate engages the pins thereby securing the spudwell to the pontoon section. A pair of chains from the jacking mechanism are connected to the spudwell via a motion compensation system incorporated therein.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Pontoons, Causeways, Pile structures, Pipes, Jacks(Lifts)

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE