Accession Number:

ADD018854

Title:

Device for Reducing Flow of Fluid from a Ruptured Vessel

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 27 Mar 95, patented 11 Nov 97

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-11-11

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

There is presented a damage control device for reducing flow of fluid from a ruptured vessel. The device comprises a flexible blanket including chips of permanently magnetized metal embedded in a molded blanket of flexible oil-impermeable elastomeric material, such that the blanket as a whole comprises a flexible permanent magnet. Strength strands are provided with each strand having a portion embedded in the molded blanket and a terminal portion extending beyond a blanket edge. An attachment rings is secured to me terminal portion of each strand. Generally peripheral portions of the blanket are adapted to engage and magnetically fix to wall portions of the vessel surrounding a rupture therein. A generally central portion of the blanket is adapted to overlie the rupture.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE