Fairing Stops for Plastic-Jacketed Underwater Tow Cable
NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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The construction and installed details of mechanical stops for use with fairing segments on plastic jacketed underwater tow cables are explained. Installation is easy, consumes about one man-minute per stop, and requires no tools. The parts do not have to be threaded onto the tow cable from one end, they are very inexpensive, and are available off the shelf. Slight modification of the off-the-shelf parts is generally necessary. The technique does not require the resistance to crush, which is usually available only with metallic armored cable. It has been used successfully on electromechanical cable that contained a braided Kevlar tension member within a polyurethane jacket.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment