This article, reprinted from a Krupp publication, describes a hydraulic ship-lift developed by Fried. Krupp. GmbH Industrie- und Stahlbau. Although its mechanical parts are standardised, the lift can be constructed to individual requirements for use in lowering newly-built or repaired ships into the water and for hoisting ships for repair. Repair work can be done on the lift itself, or the ship can be transferred (longitudinally or transversely) from the lift for repair ashore. The life platform is made up of a row of basic elements. Each element consists of a grillage of girders and is covered with hardwood; its hoisting and lowering are effected by a wire-rope and pulley system actuated by a hydraulic ram at each side. Each element can support a useful load of about 500 tonnes; the article includes some simple formulae for establishing the number of elements required for a given ship (the length and breadth of the platform are selected to suit requirements). The article gives further information on the design and construction of the lift, which is almost maintenance-free. Other advantage include ease of installation and robust simple construction. The use of standardised mechanical parts saves time in design and delivery, and lowers costs; shipyards can themselves, if they wish, provide the steel and timber structure of the platform. (See also MRIS Abstract 158010) Order from: BSRA as No. 46,913.

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    Wyt & Zonen B.V.

    Pieter de Hoochweg 111
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Berke, H
  • Publication Date: 1977-5-27


  • German

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  • Pagination: 4 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00170154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM