Deep Ocean Power Systems.
Rept. for Jul 65-Dec 67,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The objective of a study program on deep ocean power transmission systems was to determine the technical and economic feasibility of transmitting electrical power of 30, 100, 300, 1,000, and 3,000 kw to ocean depths of 600, 2,000, 6,000, 10,000, 15,000, and 20,000 feet. Environmental conditions of the sea and their effects on the elements of an undersea power system are discussed. Various power system concepts are developed and evaluated in the report. Design approaches and related studies used in the selection of the most cost effective system concepts are presented, as are preliminary designs of a few selected concepts. Recommended programs for the development of system elements considered beyond the state of the art are also included. It was concluded that within the present state of the art 1 30 to 300 kw of usable AC power can be supplied from in-situ power plants at depths of 600 to 20,000 feet and 1,000 kw at depths of 600 to 2,000 feet 2 30 to 3,000 kw of usable AC power can be supplied from surface-tendered power plants to depths of 600 to 20,000 feet and 3 30 to 1,000 kw of usable AC or DC power can be supplied from shore-based power plants to depths of 600 to 20,000 feet and up to 3,000 kw to depths of 600 to 10,000 feet. Author
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Marine Engineering