WATER TANKS AS HEEL AND ROLL STABILISERS

A heel stabilizer unit based on a U-shaped water tank that uses compressed air to move the fluid in the tank is described. Called the Heelmaster, it utilizes a microprocessor-based control unit to detect the list of a vessel and start a blower that sends water flowing to the opposite side of the asymmetrical height until the ship is upright. The Heelmaster can also be used as a passive roll stabilizer.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • HONKANEN, M
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00661392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM