RUBBER-MOUNTED SUPERSTRUCTURE REDUCES NOISE IN NEW ESSO PRODUCTS CARRIER

A 2,190 tonne d.w. ESSO products carrier, recently delivered by Cochrane Shipbuilders Ltd. of Yorkshire, England, is believed to be the first British-owned ship to incorporate a noise reduction system (developed, manufactured and patented by Grunsweig and Hartmann of Hamburg) which involves mounting the entire deckhouse structure on flexible rubber mountings. The mountings are designed to prevent noise from the machinery being transmitted into the accommodation spaces, and to achieve this as effectively as possible there are no rigid links between the main hull and the deckhouse. The mountings themselves consist of rubber strips sandwiched between two halves of a channel-section arrangement fixed longitudinally along the ship. Rubber mountings are positioned at either end of the deckhouse to prevent fore and aft movement of the deckhouse by acting as buffers in the event of a collision.

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quadrant
    Sutton, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

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  • Accession Number: 00325793
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM