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Design of a Measuring Device and Winch Structure for Detecting the Distance and Direction of Two Seabed Pipelines

by 1,*, 2, 3 and 1
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College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
2
Technische Universität Dresden, Helmholtzstr.10, 01069 Dresden, Germany
3
School of Mechanical Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin 300130, China
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8(2), 130; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8020130
Received: 12 December 2019 / Revised: 11 February 2020 / Accepted: 13 February 2020 / Published: 18 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Oceanic and Mechatronic Systems Engineering)
To measure the distance and direction between the flanges of two seabed pipelines, a measuring device for pulling a rope in seawater was designed. Addressing the sealing problem of the key equipment the rotating shaft of the rope winch, we used the magnetic coupling principle to transfer the driving moment, and converted the dynamic seal into a static seal structure to reliably seal the motor. Through an experiment measuring two pipelines with the underwater rope pulling device, we verified that the measuring accuracy of the device meets the design requirements, and confirmed the feasibility of applying magnetic coupling technology in winches. View Full-Text
Keywords: undersea project; measuring two pipelines; rotating shaft; magnetic coupling; assisted rope winch undersea project; measuring two pipelines; rotating shaft; magnetic coupling; assisted rope winch
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Wang, Z.; Lan, D.; Wang, T.; Zhang, B. Design of a Measuring Device and Winch Structure for Detecting the Distance and Direction of Two Seabed Pipelines. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8, 130.

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