UNDERWATER HULL CLEANING FOR FUEL CONSERVATION IN THE U.S. NAVY
This Paper briefly documents the hydrodynamic aspects for conserving energy as it relates to fuel consumption and fouling of Naval ships. The initial efforts by the David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center to inspect and identify fouling on three destroyers are described. The feasibility of using diver controlled single rotary brush techniques is demonstrated. The SCAMP cleaning by a commercial contractor to remove advanced fouling from five Navy ships is also reported. The use of the single rotary brush together with the SCAMP to remove all degrees of fouling severity from a ship hull with no damage to an AF/AC paint system is suggested. The future development of a composite cleaning system that would effectively treat all underwater surface of a ship's hull is outlined.
- Conference held April 5-9, 1976, in Auckland.
Inter-Naval Corrosion Conference (Fifth)Auckland, New Zealand
- Preiser, H S
- Cologer, H S
- Bohlander, G S
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Antifouling coatings; Cleaning; Energy conservation; Fuel consumption; Hulls
- Old TRIS Terms: Fouling protection; Hull cleaning; Underwater hull cleaning
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00159934
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 6 Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM