buoyancy tank


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buoyancy tank

[′bȯi·ən·sē ‚taŋk]
(naval architecture)
An airtight tank near one of the ends of a small boat to keep it from sinking if it capsizes or fills with water.
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A more sophisticated one-man vehicle is the Serbian Brodosplit R-l, which weighs 150 kg and resembles a torpedo, with the operator straddling the aluminium alloy hull behind the first of two buoyancy tanks.
2H will work closely with HMC as a part of an integrated design team, with 2H responsible for the engineering of the buoyancy tank, upper riser assembly and lower riser assembly packages together with global analysis and systems engineering of the risers.
In this connection, the ferry renovation and refitting comprising - Replacement of main engine, auxiliary engines, engine for bow thruster (nests delivery) : - Installation of SCR catalysts : - Removal of passenger accommodation in car decks : - Establishment of passenger accommodation in front of the car decks : - Permanent closure of bovvisir and dismantling hydraulic : - Installation of transverse bulkheads and buoyancy tank : - Surface : - Vedligeholdelsesdokning.
Its technologies are used in the non-intrusive inspection of platforms, pipelines, buoyancy tanks and other subsea vessels, including any type of unpiggable, piggable, coated and uncoated subsea pipeline.
The design utilises some of the technologies employed in the construction of underwater vessels as the square will sit partially below sea level, and will have a system of responsive air chambers to keep it afloat - similar to the buoyancy tanks used in submarines.
The equipment - which the company says is a "best of breed" - will be used for flooding and venting the buoyancy tanks for the Kaombo project, located 150km off the coast of Angola.
FAO has further included built-in buoyancy tanks and other features that ensure floatability and durability," said FAO in a statement.
Once the ship is upright, salvage teams will spend a number of months stabilising it and preparing for it to be re-floated with the aid of additional giant buoyancy tanks before it is towed away for scrap, probably in spring.
The pressure vessel buoyancy tanks are a new design and required very high standards of welding and fabrication.
Riser assemblies are made of a seabed foundation, vertical pipe, buoyancy tanks and a flexible pipe specifically configured to connect to the capture vessels.
Thankfully they kept hold of the wreckage and waited to be rescued, which is standard capsize drill as boats have self-contained buoyancy tanks.
While the standard vehicle can operate in mud and shallow water, an amphibious build option is available that includes front and side detachable buoyancy tanks that allow the Scot-Trac to float.