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Bursting Pipe Joint?

Postby Ramius-II » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:39 am

In movies when a sub is in trouble you always see pipe joints or pipes bursting. What is the function of theses pipes?

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Re: Bursting Pipe Joint?

Postby tabledancer » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:58 am

To get the actors wet and make it look like they do something besides looking pretty!!!!!!!!!



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Re: Bursting Pipe Joint?

Postby Rogue Sub » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:21 pm

Good call!

Its just the movies and you have to take it at face value.
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Re: Bursting Pipe Joint?

Postby Ramius-II » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:00 pm

While it is easy to agree there was a special on training submarine crews and part of the training they showed were guys installing patches on broken / leaking pipes which gave the impression that pipes could have problems. Or am I just confusing one thing with something else?
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Re: Bursting Pipe Joint?

Postby Rogue Sub » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:14 pm

We are trained to fix pipe burst yes. Could be any seawater or hydraulic system that it happens to though. A few scenarios are exceeding test depth and pipe pressure ratings and bursting them or a close aboard explosion causing them to rupture. In these cases we might need to patch a pipe or secure the system all together... Does that help?
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Re: Bursting Pipe Joint?

Postby Ramius-II » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:09 am

Yes a little I think. Hydraulic systems are understandable and that would be I would imagine oil. What systems use seawater? The ballast system, showers, toilets, engine cooling or are there other uses?
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Re: Bursting Pipe Joint?

Postby Rogue Sub » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:41 am

airconditioning, electronics, main engine condeners, diesel seawater cooling, toilet...lots of stuff
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Re: Bursting Pipe Joint?

Postby Ramius-II » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:28 am

Thanks very much! I was asked since I am working on a model and I did not feel I had very good asnwers so I thought it best to ask the people who really know!

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