Metal hollow pile

 

(57) Abstract:

Usage: in the technique of offshore oil and gas production , self-elevating floating drilling platforms, the Invention improves the bearing capacity of piles and to provide the possibility of extraction from the bottom rebasing . Essence: pile contains thin-walled corrugated shell 1 with vertical corrugations and provided with a piston mechanism, the cylinder chamber 3 which in its lower part in communication with the sealed cavity 4 piles, and in the upper part communicated with the external environment through a shut-off device 6. The rod 7 of the piston 8 mounted on the sole of the Shoe 9. The cavity 4 of the piles and the cylinder chamber 3 filled with water. 1 SAF crystals, 3 ill.

 

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