ANCHOR PERFORMANCE TESTS

Production Research Co. has conducted holding power tests with several types of anchors, weighing 5, 200, 800, 1000, and 3000 pounds, in a variety of mud and sand bottoms. One lightweight type anchor performed well in medium grained sand. A lightweight anchor with large tripping palms generally held well in sand or mud, but sometimes balled-up and lost holding power. A new streamlined anchor, the BOSS, generally outperformed the other anchors by digging in quickly, holding well, and avoiding ball-up.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972. Esso Production Research Company
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
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  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 267-276
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1537 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM