3617. In-Service Weight Control for Submarines

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Title3617. In-Service Weight Control for Submarines
Publication TypeConference Paper
Paper Number3617
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTellet, David
Conference73rd Annual Conference, Long Beach, California
Conference LocationLong Beach, California
PublisherSociety of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc.
Date Published05/2014

Weight control for submarines must continue throughout the service life to ensure proper ballasting, operational readiness, and ship safety. This paper describes the reasons for in-service weight control, some capa- bilities and constraints, known and unknown weight change calculations, the tools used to measure submarine weight and volume, and the roles and responsibilities of the organizations that are involved with the fleet. The process of developing a ship alteration is discussed and a timeline of a typical submarine major availability is displayed and described. The requirements and reasons for reporting and approvals is also discussed.

Key Words13. Weight Engineering - Marine
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