EVALUATION OF LONG TERM DEEP SEA EFFECTS ON MOORING LINE COMPONENTS

The interpretation of environmental deterioration that occurs in oceanographic buoy systems is discussed. These single point taut-moored systems are used for the placement of instruments for long term measurements of oceanographic and meteorological data. A number of moorings have been lost necessitating an analysis of all components in the mooring line. Systematic examination of retrieved components has indicated the presence of corrosion at all stages in the mooring from the surface buoy to the anchor. This includes the various instrument housings and attachments, the mooring line and its terminations, and the interconnecting hardware such as shackles, links and chain. Pitting type corrosion, crevice corrosion, galvanic incompatibility, have been identified and design changes made. (Author Modified Abstract)

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    • Prepared in cooperation with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Mass.
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Morey, R L
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

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  • Pagination: 82 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00047626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: NR-0833-004
  • Report/Paper Numbers: E-2748
  • Contract Numbers: N0004-66-C-0241
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM