System for Placing Freshly Mixed Concrete on the Seafloor.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A means is described for placing freshly mixed concrete on the ocean floor at great depths. A pipeline is grossly positioned by a ship whereas the position of the submerged end is controlled by guide wires, water jets, props, etc. The discharge device at the end of the pipeline includes a slip joint, a tank flooded with seawater to maintain the pipe end submerged a certain distance in the concrete, and an expansion chamber where the velocity of the concrete being discharged is reduced. Deflector means at the pipe end directs the concrete laterally and negates the vertical lift component of the discharging concrete.
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