Accession Number : AD0473382


Title :   PNEUMATIC CONVEYING SYSTEM FOR REMOVAL OF SAND FROM DRYDOCKS.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 28 Apr 64-20 Jun 65,


Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA


Personal Author(s) : Phelps, Sheldon ; Quirk, John


Report Date : Nov 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : The removal of sandblasing material from drydocks is a problem which has been met by a variety of removal concepts at various naval shipyards. This report describes the specifications, operating characteristics, and test results of a pneumatic-conveying system which transports the sand to a dump truck on the drydock deck, and which can be operated by the available dock air supply. The system was successful in performing its function and offers several advantages over previous methods, but does not answer the total sand-removal problem. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DRYDOCK EQUIPMENT , CONVEYORS , SAND , SHIPYARDS , PNEUMATIC EQUIPMENT , VEHICLES , CARGO VEHICLES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE