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Test #01-009, K Shoring in the DCETF While Using the Power Hawk Ram with Adapters for Shoring

DAMAGE CONTROL ENGINEERING TEST FACILITY

(DCETF)
NAVAL RESERVE CENTER, BALTIMORE
TEST DATA

TEST NUMBER: 01-009 DATE: 8/30/01
TEST TITLE: K shoring in the DCETF while using the Power Hawk ram with adapters for shoring
TEST/SAFETY TEAM:
Jim Graham
Creig Beck
RESULTS: Conducted an K shoring demo in compartment A2 area of the DCETF. The total time to construct the shoring was about 7 to 8 minutes. The time was calculated by adding one minute to measure with a shoring batten tool and one minute for laying out for 4 cuts on the 4 by 4 piece of wood. One minute per cut using the power hawk sawzall and 1 to 2 minutes to perform the shoring. STATUS: Completed Phase 1
TEST TEAM: 2 man team on shoring
EQUIPMENT NAME: Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System
EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER: Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems, Inc.
300 Fairfield Road
Fairfield, N.J. 07004-1962
PHONE: (757) 482-4691
AGENT: Jim Graham
PHONE:
FAX:
DESCRIPTION OF TEST: Time was measured while an K shoring was constructed in compartment A2 area of the DCETF. First the shoring was measure and lay out for cuts. Then 4 cuts were performed on shoring material, after all the cuts were perform a team of 2 constructed the shoring in place. See pictures.

Image of the Power Hawk Shoring Ram Tool as described
The Power Hawk Shoring Ram Tool in the Extended Position Being Used with the Special Adapter Foot to Hold the Wooden Shoring in Place.

Image of the Power Hawk Shoring Ram Tool as described
The Shoring Ram Tool with an Additional Extension for Longer Distances
The shoring ram tool utilizes the current blue threaded metal shoring foot rather than the original foot that is shown detached. The blue foot helps to secure the ram tool from sliding.

Image of the Power Hawk Shoring Ram Tool as described
Using the Power Hawk Shoring Ram Tool in a Wooden Shoring Application Against a Bulkhead