Full Scale Trials Of Lifeboat Evacuation Systems

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report
Subjecttwin falls; davit-launched lifeboats
AbstractThis report describes the development and use of a data acquisition system to capture deployment and manoeuvring performance data from full-scale twin falls davit-launched lifeboats for the purpose of correlation with model-scale experimental results. Full-scale trials were performed at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University (MI), Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC), during September 2002. This training facility's conventional twin falls davit launch system, equipped with a Preferred Orientation and Displacement (PrOD) boom, was used to deploy a Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft (TEMPSC) from a fixed platform in calm conditions. Data was collected during TEMPSC deployment and operation in each of several lifeboat and launch system configurations.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5973
NPARC number8895777
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Record identifier79941383-0a7f-4ba4-94ad-fa05bb6bc2f1
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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