SEA MESH HULL CLEANING SYSTEM
A new technique is described for the removal of marine growth from the hulls of ships. The concept, very simply, involves the use of a grid work or net made of lightweight, plastic cord containing approximately 10 grains per foot of PETN explosive. The net has a one foot square grid that can be shaped to conform to the hull and appendages of a ship. The net is placed by divers and subsequently detonated to produce the cleaning action. Estimated savings in cost and voyage time are included.
- A University of Washington Sea Grant Technical Assistance Project.
University of Washington, SeattleSeattle, WA United States 98195
- Goodwin, R F
- Publication Date: 1973
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 27 p.
- TRT Terms: Blast cleaning; Cleaning; Hulls
- Old TRIS Terms: Explosive hull cleaning; Hull cleaning
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00054223
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM