Staging Systems for Ships During New Construction and Repair
NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA
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The traditional method used to gain access to working areas of the ships hull is by building a framework around the ship using clamps, pipe, quick-locking tubes, flames, and other scaffolding components. All of this scaffolding material is either hung from the hull or built up from the ground. Most shipyards conform their scaffolding setups to their yard conditions, requirements, ship size, vessel type and other conditions specific to each operation. Almost all such methods use loose planks, supports, clamps, bolts, brackets, etc. This method is used widely in the shipbuilding industry with corresponding high labor costs. The need to develop innovative scaffolding methods and to use state-of-the-art scaffolding systems and equipment is imperative. The scope of this report will concentrate on scaffolding systems devoted primarily to exterior hulls and the use of other equipment utilized to make this operation more cost efficient.
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
- Marine Engineering
- Economics and Cost Analysis