MOORING SYSTEM FOR EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS

Moors installed in the open sea where wave trough-to-crest heights reach 100 ft are highly susceptible to failure. If proper accommodation is made for the large relative movements between the lower portions of the moor structure and the surface buoy, reliability and functional life are substantially improved--to a minimum of one year. The Bendix Corp's "rubber band" moor principle provides this vital compliance--and it can be used in shallow as well as deep-water mooring installations. In its final configuration, the system consists of two buoys, one floating on the surface and fastened to an anchor on the bottom by means of a flexible tether formed by a number of linked sections of highly elastic, relatively large cross- sectional area material; a subsurface buoy electrically connected to the surface buoy by a high-strength Amergraph cable. The system has been thoroughly tested. The first such installation was completed some years ago in the Gulf of Alaska where the system performed to all design criteria for the period of evaluation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  USA  77001
  • Authors:
    • Bridges, R M
    • Halter, S
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Ocean Industry
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Gulf Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM