Accession Number : ADD015124

Title :   Seawater Power Source for Seawater Powered Tools.

Descriptive Note : Patent,Filed 7 Aug 90, patented 13 Aug 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McMahan, Gene ; Farber, Bruce ; Conley, Thomas

Report Date : 13 Aug 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A seawater power source for providing pressurized seawater to hydraulic tools which utilize the pressurized seawater as their operating fluid. Included in the present invention is a diesel engine for driving a source of compressed air which, in turn, drives a first pump for withdrawing seawater from the ocean and transferring the seawater to a reservoir, and a second pump driven by the diesel engine for withdrawing seawater from the reservoir, pressurizing the seawater and supplying the pressurized seawater to the hydraulic tools. The present invention also includes a unique hose reel which facilitates the changing of tools by allowing an operator to change pressure and fluid flow rate while the seawater power source is operational.

Descriptors :   COMPRESSED AIR, DIESEL ENGINES, FLOW RATE, FLUID FLOW, HYDRAULICS, OCEANS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), POWER SUPPLIES, POWER TOOLS, PRESSURE, PRESSURIZATION, PUMPS, SEA WATER, SOURCES, TOOLS

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE