CONSTRUCTION

The rotating ram components are comprised of rolled steel and structural plate, all fabricated and machined as a one-piece cylinder. The outside diameter of the ram is clad with corrosion resistant stainless steel.

The ram housing is fabricated and machined as a single weldment. The housing is provided with circumferential flanges and longitudinal ribs spaced to accommodate design loads.

The ram housings are incorporated into complete "load box" modules - port and starboard - which become part of the hull structure. The load box weldments are thermally stress relieved, and machined to receive all coupler components. All mechanical and electrical assembly is completed and tested at Intercon's plant prior to shipment.

Load box modules are designed and fabricated to match exactly with surrounding hull structure, allowing the Intercon System to be easily adapted for both retrofit and new construction.