Accession Number : ADD018460

Title :   Cable Flushing Lateral.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 3 Mar 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Weidenheft, John H , III ; Hollingsworth, Troy A ; Lambert, Kenneth D

PDF Url : ADD018460

Report Date : 03 Mar 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A cable flushing lateral is inserted into a guide tube or conduit through which a cable is to be payed out. The flushing lateral is in the form of a pipe within a pipe with a cylindrical space formed between the pipes. The inner pipe is connected to the upstream side of the guide tube and the outer pipe is connected to the downstream side of the guide tube. The upstream end of the outer pipe has, a Y-connection to which a water source is connected such that water under pressure may enter the space between the pipes. The inner pipe has an open nozzle termination at its downstream end and the outer pipe is closed against the inner pipe at its upstream end. The cable to be payed out extends through the guide tube and flushing lateral. The pressure and velocity of the water flowing through the cylindrical space between the inner and outer pipes become uniform. As the water flows past the end of the nozzle, a uniform flow of water surrounds the cable. The flowing water surrounding the cable lubricates the cable and creates a drag on the cable which assists the in paying out the cable through the guide tube.

Descriptors :   *TOWED ARRAYS, *UNDERWATER CABLES, *ELECTRIC CONDUITS, WATER FLOW, PATENT APPLICATIONS, SUBMARINE LAUNCHED, COAXIAL CABLES, CABLE ASSEMBLIES, PIPE FITTINGS

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE