Buoyancy Transport Vehicle Control Console.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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The patent relates to a submersible control having an instrumentation panel and a switching panel is protected by a pair of side panels and a gripping bar lying across the front of the console. A removable back panel and a removable bottom panel orthogonally disposed provide complete access to the consoles interior for inspection and servicing of the instrumentation and switches and are held in place to the console interior by a single angle element. Thus, failure is minimized since there are no threaded bolts and correspondingly tapped bores exposed to the corrosive marine environment along these lines. Filling the housing with a dielectric oil and having a diaphragm at the console-water interface renders the console impervious to fluctuating ambient pressures.
- Marine Engineering