Accession Number:

ADD002455

Title:

Variable Ballast System for a Submersible Platform.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-26

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The patent application relates to a submersible platform with a ballast system which includes an elongated tank which is mounted to the platform with the longitudinal axis of the tank extending vertically. The tank has a plurality of ports vertically spaced from one another, and each port is capable of receiving a closure means. With this arrangement selected ports can be closed with the closure means to establish a desired lift force as determined by the amount of air trapped in the tank above the bottommost open port.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE