ARCTIC ADAPTS - ENGINEERING ANALYSIS, PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING
ADAPTS is a portable pumping system consisting of a diesel/hydraulic power supply and an hydraulic motor powered axial flow, submersible turbine pump equipped with the necessary power and discharge hoses, etc., expressly built by the Coast Guard for off-loading damaged tank ships. An engineering study to analyze the feasibility of adapting the Coast Guard's ADAPTS pumping systems for use in an arctic environment is presented. Environmental criteria for this study are air temperatures as low as -40F, cargo temperature as low as +28F, and winds up to 40 knots. Results of prototype system testing are discussed, and final recommendations presented, for arctic modification of ADAPTS. Miscellaneous system modifications, changes in lubricating and operating fluids, and procedural changes are discussed. Drawings, parts list and cost information are included for the modifications recommended.
Seaward International, Incorporated6269 Leesburg Pike, Suite 204
Falls Church, VA United States 22044
- Clarke, M L
- Durfee, D W
- Shaw, S H
- Publication Date: 1976-12
- Pagination: 161 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cargo; Cold weather; Delivery service; Hydraulic equipment; Oil spill cleanup; Oil spills; Operations; Performance; Pumps; Testing
- Geographic Terms: Arctic Regions
- Old TRIS Terms: Aerial delivery; Arctic operations; Oil spill control; Pump components; Pumping performance
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00151194
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-123-76 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-CG51864A
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM