An Experimental Investigation of an Underwater High Pressure Water Jet Metal Cutting Tool.
Final rept. 30 Sep 74-31 Dec 75,
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL
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The recent workshop on Underwater Ship Husbandry focused the problems associated with the need to develop improved methods and tools for diver use underwater. The topic of jet cleaning of hulls was discussed briefly, but data on its application, especially underwater was lacking. High pressure water jets have been used in a wide variety of applications and have shown significant advantages over conventional methods. As related to underwater operations the possible advantages include increased performance, performance not a function of depth, for cleaning application, the selective removal of marine fouling without damage to the antifouling coating, a universal tool adaptable to different tasks by only a change in cutting head, diver portable. Author
- Machinery and Tools
- Marine Engineering