Nautical Torque Technology

Overview

Nautical Torque Technology's derives its energy production from the mass of large particles of slow moving mass (LPSMs).  Existing ships, barges, tankers, cruiseships, and other LPSMs all can produce energy via the slow vertical movement of their mass, which occurs every day as they rise and fall with incoming and outgoing tides.  An LPSM can also be a purpose-built man made buoyant object. Consider a LPSM being moved by influx and outflux of water (either via tidal flow, or via a river, channel or lock system).  As the LPSM rises and falls (at the rate of 1ft per hour) the LPSM creates a virtually irresistible force. Attaching a mechanical strut or beam to the LPSM harnesses this force - the amount of which is governed by the specifics of the design.


 We can create 10,000 pounds of force from virtually any LPSM that displaces the same amount of water (by weight). A 10,000 lb force acting on a lever arm of 1 ft creates 10,000 foot - pounds of torque.  A system of gear trains translate the motion of the lever into rotational motion and amplify the angular speed of the gear train.

 

The 1 foot/hour vertical motion can be translated into 1800 rpm through a tri-gear system of 8:1, 15:1 and 15:1.  Commercially available 2 Megawatt generators operating at 1800 rpm with 10,000 foot-pounds of torque are then used to generate electricity.  

 

You can see video footage of our various proofs of concept here:

http://youtu.be/XPpRHqUCS2s.

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