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Corehead

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Material
  • shell and inserts: 304/316l stainless steel
  • fill: 3% antimonial lead
Specifications
  • length:80”
  • diameter:36”
  • cylindrical add weights:
    • small = 5.5” dia. x 60” long
    • large = 10.75” dia. x 60” long
  • total head weight: variable in 500 and 2000 pound increments.
    • minumim wt. = 3,400 pounds 
    • maximum wt. = 27,500 pounds


Corehead under construction at WHOI.  Tubular inner assembly comprised of variable weight compartments is shown being lowered into main shell.
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Corehead under construction at WHOI

Tubular inner assembly comprised of variable weight compartments is shown being lowered into main shell.



Heads in their cradles alongside R/V <em>Knorr</em>.  Insert weights can be seen to the left of the coreheads.
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Heads in their cradles alongside R/V Knorr

Insert weights can be seen to the left of the coreheads.



Corehead being loaded into its handling grapple at WHOI?s Iselin Marine facility.
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Corehead being loaded into its handling grapple

at WHOI’s Iselin Marine facility.




Last updated: May 7, 2008
 


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