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Jan. 26, 1960 E. s. sHElRY Mmmm Hose LOADER 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed April 16. 1958 Jan. 26, 1960 E. s. sHElRY 2,922,446

MARINE HOSE LOADER Filed April 16, 1958 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 iLS INVENTOR f Egward 5'. Shelby @A44/147 im ATTORNEY Jan. 26, 1960 E. s. sHElRY 2,922,446

MARINE HOSE LOADER Filed April 16, 1958 5 Sheets-Sheet I5 INVENTOR Edward S. Shely A ATTORNEY Jan. 26, 1960 E. s. sHElRY MARINE Hosa LOADER 5 Sheets-Sheet 4 Filed Tril 1e. 195e INVENTOR Edw'al S. Shel/7' yyf/ BY 5mm/1 95W@ ATTORNEY Jan. 26, 1960 E. s. sHr-JRY 2,922,446

MARINE HOSE LOADER 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed April 16, 1958 NVE-Nros: Edward Shelli' JW@ ATTORNEY United States Patent O MARINE HOSE LOADER Edward S. Sheiry, Bronxville, N.Y., assgnor of one-half to Parsons, Brinckerholl, Hall 8: MacDonald, New York, N.Y., a partnership Application April 16, 1958, Serial No. 728,870

l Claims. (Cl. 141-388) This invention relates to a device for handling, manipulating and storing movable conduits for conveying liquids between stationary and movable connection terminals.

One phase of my invention is concerned with the provision of a derrick having as its object the carrying out of operations of handling, manipulating and connecting conduits that are to convey uids or liquids from a source of supply to receiving facilities, such as transporting petroleum products between the ends of permanent supply lines on a pier, or wharf, and the manifolds of a tanker berthed at the wharf for loading or unloading.

Known to me are various existing methods of handling and conveying hoses to be connected between relatively stationary conduit outlets and the manifolds of a tanker in order to load or unload petroleum products, water, chemicals and other liquids, which methods involve the use of booms and hoists located on a pier and which frequently require assistance from the booms and Winches aboard the ship to transport and support the connecting conduits. The distances to be traversed between the pier connections and the ships manifolds usually require lengths of hose of such size that power-operated hoists are required to handle them, not only because of the great weight of the hose but particularly because of its awkward and unwieldy nature, which makes the operation of transporting the hose and coupling it to the ships manifold arduous and time-consuming operations. Such variables as the mean level of the water with relation to the oor of the pier, the stage of the tide, and the freeboard of the tanker, have heretofore made it expedient to employ extensive lengths of flexible hose, which further magnifies the unwieldiness and manpower required in handling them to complete connections and permit pumping operations to begin.

Accordingly, it is the object of my invention to prov'ide a co-ordinated combination of articulated structural frames to support and manipulate a combination of rigid and flexible conduits by mechanical means in such a manner that a rapid and efficient connection can be made between permanent piping ashore and the manifolds of a tanker while requiring a minimum amount of manpower.

Still more particularly, it is an object of my invention to provide a device which, in addition to handling and transporting large-dimensioned hose, will position and orient the flanges of the hose so that they may be bolted to the ship's manifold outlets with speed and facility under varying conditions in height or angle of the ships deck with relation to the pier. Knowing that such connections between ships manifolds and fixed conduits ashore have been customarily made by using long lengths of flexible hose between the two points, or else by using lengths of rigid piping connected together by swivel joints,

2,922,446 Patented Jan. 26, 1960 and observing that each of these methods has its own operational advantages and disadvantages, it is an object of my invention to provide a device for handling, manipulating and supporting a conduit having a combination of swivel-jointed lengths of rigid pipe coupled to a length of Hexible hose, each being utilized in such manner, and at such locations, that the advantageous characteristics of both are fully realized while many of the disadvantages of each are eliminated. Still further phases of my invention reside in the provision of a derrick type of device for ethciently handling, manipulating and supporting conduits, such as rigid pipe or hose, singly, or a combination of the two.

Having observed that conduit connections between shore outlets and ships manifolds must be made under many varying conditions and at locations having a large disparity among physical dimensions, tidal stages and types of ships to be served, it is a further objective of my invention to provide a device having basic elements designed to transport conduits to desired positions under any combination of local dimensions and elevations, and, in addition, to provide an auxiliary element, the function of which is to precisely position and align the outer ends of the conduits in such a manner that they can be connected to the ships manifold outlets quickly and with a minimum of manual effort, the design of which additional element may be varied to meet the desires of an owner and the particular characteristics of the location.

I have found, in the broadest aspect of my invention, that the basic elements comprising a supporting tower, located on a wharf or pier and equipped with power-operated winches, together with a connected main boom containing, constituting or consisting of, or supporting swivel-jointed segments of rigid-pipe conduit, and having an auxiliary boom mounted thereon as by hinged connection that supports and manipulates flexible hose extensions of the said rigid-pipe segments of the conduits, provides an e'leient and economical combination of elements `with which to mechanically handle and transport the conduits to and from desired positions over the deck of a moored tanker rapidly. Once the conduits have been transported and are supported in that location, there is combined therewith another element of my invention which functions to precisely position and align the outer ends of the llexible hose portions of the conduits in such a manner that they may be bolted directly to the flanges of the ship's manifold outlets rapidly and without requiring the exertion of heavy manual effort by operating personnel.

The particular eiciency of my invention in one phase thereof, in handling and manipulating a conduit to be connected between shore and ship outlets, may be attributed to its utilization of a combination, and coordination with the handling device, of rigid but movable pipe conduits connected to a length of flexible hose conduit which can be transported and moved bodily in a manner that both of its ends are placed in positions that facilitate the rapid completion of the connection with no manual effort on the part of the operators, all mechanical operations being performed and directed by remote controls when desired.

A further advantageous feature of my invention is that the operations of disconnecting the conduits from the ships manifold when pumping is finished, retracting the conduits to clear the face of the wharf for departure of the ship, and storing the conduits conveniently and safely in positions from which they may be lowered and extended rapidly to complete the connections with the next vessel that arrives, may be performed by a minimum number of required operating personnel, and that the control of these mechanical operations may be performed by remote control by one man located at the most convenient position, either on the winch platform of` the tower, or on the deck of the wharf, or on the deck of the ship.

A further objective of my invention is to provide a devine for handling, manipulating and precisely positioning any number of conduits for liquids, that are to be connected to a tankers manifold outlets, by means of a number of hoisting Winches locatedin a sta- `t'it-rra'y supporting structure, without requiring the use of auxiliary h oists or operating machinery attached to sucl'inovable elements as the booms, in which locations the dead weights of such auxiliary machinery would require additional strength to be designed into the en tire device, and they would be inaccessible for convenient servicing and, maintenance.

Toia/ttaintiese objectives, and such others as may appear herein or be hereinafter pointed out, I make referenserio the .Jcompanying drawings forming a part hereof; ltr'which:

Figure 1 is a side view of the basic elements consisting of a supporting tower, a main boom and a first auxiliary boom with the necessary Winches and cable lines to operate them when transporting conduits to and from positions of hoses above the deck of a moored tanker, and a side view of a second auxiliary boom with its actuating winch and set of cable lines, trolleys and equalizing slings for precisely positioning and levelling the outer ends of hoses to permit bolting them to ships manifold outlets without manual handling;

Figure 2 is a front view of the device as shown in Fig. l, with all three booms raised;

Figure 3 is a fragmentary magnified detailed view of the trolleys, equalizing slings and hose clamps shown in Fig. 1;

Figure 4 is a fragmentary side view illustrating another embodiment of my invention for tnally positioning hose ends by the use of a simplified second auxiliary boom that can only be retracted by power and returns to its vertically pendant position by gravity;

Figure 5 is a fragmentary magnified side elevation of another embodiment in which the second auxiliary boom, and the winch and cables that operate it, can be eliminated through the use of swivel joints mounted on the outer ends of the hoses to accomplish the final precise positioning and the completion of connections preparatory to pumping;

Figure 6 is a fragmentary plan view thereof;

Figure 7 is a fragmentary side elevational view illustrating still another embodiment of my invention in which the second auxiliary boom is eliminated, and the rst auxiliary boom is constructed so that it may be telescoped inward and outward to accomplish the final precise positioning of the outer ends of hoses in order to complete their nal connections to the manifold outlets of a tanker; and

Figure 8 is a side elevation of another embodiment of my invention.

Referring to Figure l, I illustrate my invention with a device, mounted on a wharf W, or a pier or bulkhead, said device being designed to facilitate the operations involved in connecting conduit risers R and valves V, on wharf W, to manifold M, on the deck D of a tanker T, with the objective of transferring fluids between the tanker and shore supply lines or storage reservoirs, which are not shown but which will be readily understood.

The said conduits for conducting uids are composed of stationary riser extension pipes 10, moyaplggi-,articulated rigid pipes l1 coupled at their irner ends to said riser extensions 10 through swivel joints 12, and terminating at their adjustable outer ends in elbows 13, to

which flexible hoses 14 are connected through swivel joints 15. Y

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v 19 for safety.

A main framed boom 20 is mounted on the oEshore face of tower lby means of duplicate pin-joint hinges 2l,

one for each arm of the boom. At an intermediate point of main boom 20 a trst auxiliary framed boom 22 is connected by means of hinges 23.

In one form of my invention, a second framed auxiliary boom 24 is connected to the rst auxiliary boom 22 by means of pivot pins 25. The function of boom 24 is to provide a means of manipulating by mechanical power the outer ends of hose 14 into horizontal positions, and to adjust them at appropriate distances and elevations that will permit the hose flanges 26 to be bolted directly to the outlets of manifold M.

Other means than the use of said second auxiliary boom 24 for mechanically manipulating the outer ends of hoses 14, in order to complete their connections to manifold M, are included in my invention. These alternative expedients that are described hereinafter may be more desirable under certain slated conditions, locations, and controlling physical limitations.

Still referring to Figure 1, a trolley beam 27 is connected to the second auxiliary boom 24 by pivot pins 28, and on it are mounted trolleys 29, one for each hose 14, which can be moved along trolley beam 27, parallel to the face of the wharf in order that the ends of hoses 14 can be laterally positioned in line with the corresponding outlets of manifold M to which they are to be connected. Hanging from, and supported by, trolleys 29 are equalizing slings 30, which support hoses 14 by means of sleeve clamps 31 spaced at appropriate intervals in order to permit equalizing slings 30 to function automatically when levelling the outer ends of hoses 14.

Mounted on winch platform 16, in tower 18, are three Winches consisting of electric, air, steam or internal combustion motors driving cable drums for the purpose of actuating the three booms. Winch 32 manipulates main boom 20 by means of duplicate cable lines 33, one at each end of tower 18, which pass through idler sheaves 34 and 35 and through blocks 36, at the top of tower 18, to blocks 37 mounted on boom 20 at appropriate points. These cable hoisting lines may be reeved through blocks 36 and 37 in any desired number of parts to provide the mechanical advantage required by the weights of the booms, conduits and other equipment to be lifted, which will vary in different installations by the dimensions of the structure and the number of conduits to be installed.

Winch 38 manipulates the rst auxiliary boom 22 through duplicate hoisting cables 39, one at each end of tower 18, reeved through idler sheaves 40, 41, and around twin idler sheaves 42 mounted in line with pivots 23 of boom 20, thence through blocks 43 mounted at the extreme outer end of boom 20 and thence to blocks 44 mounted at appropriate points of tixst auxiliary boom 22. These hoisting cables may be reeved with any desired number of parts between blocks 43 and 44 to provide the mechanical advantage necessitated by the loads to be handled.

Winch 45 manipulates the secondary auxiliary boom 24 through duplicate lines 46, one at each end of tower 18, running through idler sheaves 47 and 48, from which .pass around twin idler sheaves 49 mounted in line with pivots 21 of boom 20, and thence around twin idler sheaves 50 which are mounted in line with pivots 23 of auxiliary boom 22, and thence to opposite sides of bull wheels 51. The two bull wheels 51 are keyed to a shaft 52 on which is securely mounted second auxiliary boom 24 in such a manner that it is actuated by the turning of bull wheels 51, either directly or through intervening reduction gears not shown in this illustration.

When idle between uses, this version of my invention will be stored with main boom 20 standing vertical against boom stops 53, which are designed to actuate a limit device 54 that automatically stops winch 32 when boom 20 reaches the vertical position, and with auxiliary booms 22 and 24, together with hoses 14, folded down into vertical positions immediately in front of main boom 11 and risers 10. Hoses 14 may be lashed to risers 10 in order to secure them against being blown around by strong winds instead of leaving them hanging freely during storms.

As a tanker T approaches its berth at wharf W, an operator will adjust first auxiliary boom 22, second auxiliary boom 24, and pendant hoses 14, to such positions and elevations that they will clear deck D and other parts of tanker T while it is being moored to wharf W. After tanker T is securely mroored, the operator will manipulate main boom 20 and auxiliary booms 22 and 24, by means of Winches 32, 38 and 45, in such a manner that the outer flanges 26 of hoses 14 closely approach manifold M on deck D of tanker T. Either this operator or his assistant may then go aboard tanker T carrying pendant control line 55, by means of which Winches 32, 38 and 4S may be operated by remote control 56 while he is standing on deck D of tanker T, in close proximity to manifold M, where he can efficiently control the final and precise levelling and positioning of hose anges 26 against manifold outlets M to make them ready for inserting the flange bolts that complete the coupling operations.

The entire operation of completing the connections between risers R and ships manifold M can be mechanically performed by two men within a minimum of time after tanker T is made fast to wharf W, regardless of the stage of tide at the time and the freeboard of the tanker T, without requiring any manual lifting of heavy equipment or the assistance of the ships booms and Winches.

When pumping has been completed, the operation of disconnecting involves only the removal of the bolts in flanges 26 and the raising of main boom 20 and auxiliary booms 22 and 24 sufficiently to clear the face of wharf W so tanker T can depart without striking any part of the handling rig.

In order to allow for anticipated lateral movements and changes in the elevation of tanker deck D and manifold M during pumping operations, slings 30 may be disconnected from sleeve clamps 31 and the booms raised, leaving hoses 14 free to liex in any direction necessary to accommodate motions of tanker T, including a possible movement away from wharf W due to slack or parted mooring lines.

When operations require the crossing of conduit connections to the various outlets of ships manifold M, one of the hoses 14 may first be connected to its designated manifold outlet, after which its sling 30 is disconnected from its supporting trolley 29. The remaining hoses 14, still being supported on their respective slings 30, may be raised a few feet by booming up. The end of the hose 14 that is to cross over the one already connected to manifold M, may be moved laterally, while in this elevated position, by rolling its supporting trolley 29 to the required position in line with any other desired manifold outlet, after which the booms may be lowered and the second connection made with this latter hose 14 crossing the one previously connected.

When a hose 14 is hanging free in a laterally angular position with respect to the manifold M, the final bolted connection can be readily and rapidly completed in the following manner: By manipulating the booms and trolleys, the operator can place flange 26 in edge contact with the face ot the outlet ange of manifold M,

with an angular gap between them. A drift pin then is inserted into a corresponding pair of bolt holes in the two flanges, after which a translation of the supporting trolley 29 along the trolley beam 27 in the proper direc tion will move the hose 14 laterally until it flexes suiliciently to close the said angular gap, placing its flange 26 in full face contact with the said manifold outlet ange so that bolts may be inserted to complete the connection.

By means of the mechanical operations made possible by my invention, any desired number of conduits, to transport all types of lluids, can be stored ashore in positions that clear the dock face for an approaching vessel; lowered and transported above the deck of a tanker and connected to the vessels manifold outlets under all stages of tides regardless of the freeboard of the tanker and the distance from the side of the ship to its manifold outlets; released to ride freely with all movements of the ship while pumping is proceeding; shifting from one to another manifold outlet even when this requires the crossing of conduits; disconnected from the tankers manifold when pumping is finished; and raised rapidly to clear the tanker for departure; performing all of these operations under its own power and, because of its range and agility, requiring no supplementary assistan from the ships tackle or Winches, and with no heavy lifting, pulling or pushing required to be exerted by the operating personnel or the ships crew, all with a minimum of personnel and with a minimum of delay in connecting for pumping or disconnecting to permit the ship to depart.

The device described in the preceding paragraphs, and illustrated in Figures l to 3, inclusive, actually consists basically of a supporting tower and two articulated booms serving as the single means, by means of which a combination of rigid and flexible conduits can be mechanically transported and manipulated until their outer ends are in close proximity to the manifolds of a moored tanker, while their inner ends are connected to permanent piping ashore. Beyond those basic constituents, the device also combines an additional expedient, the operation of which, in combination wtih the aforementioned basic elements, enables an operator to place the outer connection flanges of the conduits squarely against any desired flanges of a vessels manifold outlets ready to complete the connection of them with a minimum of delay and with to manual effort required to be exerted by personnel beyond operating winch controls. In the above-de scribed version of my invention, this additional operational feature is supplied by boom 24 and winch 45, together with the cable lines, sheaves, blocks, bull wheels and gearing needed to actuate and manipulate boom 24 as an indepedent element of the entire device.

Under certain physical conditions and dimensional requirements at some of the location where my invention is to be installed, it may be more economical and convenient to provide as another embodiment, means of accomplishing the nal precise positioning required for connecting the outer ends of the conduits to the tankers manifold. Three of such possible embodiments are illustrated by Figures 4 to 7, and these three, together with other expedients, devices or equipment that could be provided to accomplish in a measure somewhat similar objectives for final precise positioning and levelling of the outer ends of the conduits are included as selectively desirable, or necessary integral elements, of my invention, the selection and use of any one of which makes it possible for the device to function and perform any or all of the op erations described herein and illustrated by Figures l, 5 and 7, as will appear more fully.

Figure 4 illustrates one simplification of my invention that may be advantageously adopted in locations where tidal variations are minor and the depth of the harbor restricts the sizes of ships that can be served. In this example, all elements are the same as in the basic device illustrated in -Figures l to 3, inclusive, with the on e exception that, as shown in Figure 4, the second auxiliary boom 24a is actuated directly by cable lines 46a instead of by means of interposed bull wheels or gears. Winch 45 (shown in Figure l) actuates cable lines 46a which, in this embodiment, is reeved through the sheave blocks 67a in boom 22a, and thence through sheave blocks 68a in boom 24a. Rigged in this manner, boom 24a can only be pulled inward towards boom 22a, and it swings downward to a vertical position by the force of gravity when the tension in lines 46a is released by the winch operator. In this embodiment slacking of the cables may take place with minimum supervision. u

Figure illustrates 'another embodiment of my lnvention that is particularly useful at locations where the tidal range is great and the largest tankers are to be serviced. In this example, the second auxiliary boom 24 and its actuating hoist 45, cable lines, gears and/or bull wheels, as shown in Figure l, need not be employed, and in a measure their functions are perform'ed by providing swivel joints connected to the outer ends of the hoses. The manipulation of these swivel points permits the final connection of the conduits to their respective tanker manifold oulets to be made in a rapid and elicient manner. Referring now specifically to Figure 5, rst auxiliary boom 12b is pivoted from main boom 20 (shown in Figure l) and is manipulated Lykvinch 38 (shown in Figure l) through cable lines 39b that run to blocks 44h. The outer end of boom 22b in this example is fitted with pin plates 57b from which trolley beam 27b is suspended by pivot pins 2Gb. Trolleys 29b are equipped with swivel safety hooks 58h which engage pick-up loops 59b welded to hose nipples 62b. Bolted to hose flanges 26h are standard swivel joints 606 which can be rotated to accommodate any angular dilerences between hose anges 26b and the llanges of manifold outlets Mb to which they are to be bolted. Counterweights 6lb are attached to the movable elbows of swivel joints 60h in order to assist the operator manually to swing these elbows into position (shown in dotted lines) for bolting to the outlet flanges of manifold Mb.

Figure 7 illustrates another embodiment of my invention that is particularly advantageous in locations where the reach of the device is required to be adjustable over an unusually wide horizontal range. In this example of my invention, the first auxiliary boom is composed of segments that may be extended and retracted telescopically to accomplish the final precise positioning of the conduit, with or without the use off swivel joints (as described in connection with Figure 5), attached to the outer ends of the hoses. Referring to Figure 7, auxiliary boom segment ZZP is pivoted from main boom 20c at hinge 23e, and it is raised and lowered by cable lines 39C running through blocks 44a, to winch 38 (shown in Figure l). A telescoping boom segment 22B is supported by boom segment ZZP either nested as shown, or suspended in overlapping position by trolleys beneath segment 22R The telescoping of segment 22E inward and outward is actuated and controlled by winch 45 (shown in Figure l) through cable lines 46c, which are reeved in continuous loops through idler sheaves 50c, 64e and 66e on segment ZZF, and which are attached by socket 65c to segment 22E in such a manner that a movement of the looped cable line in one direction pulls segment 22E to its outward extending position, while the reverse movement of the looped cable retracts segment 22E, telescoping it into, or beneath (as described) segment 22F. At the outer end of segment 22E, pin plates 57e support hinge pins 28e, from which hangs trolley beam 27e on which are mounted trolleys 18e and equalizing slings 30C to support the ends of hoses 14c and to adjust them laterally, exactly as in the example illustrated in Figure l and described hereinbefore. The operation of levelling the outer ends of hoses 14e and squaring their flanges 26e to connect to the tanker's manifold outlet flanges 8 may be accomplished by flexing the hoses through the operational procedure of extending or retracting segment 22E of the telescoping boom as required, or the tlnal precise positioning to facilitate making the final connections between the conduits and the tankers manifold may be accomplished through the use of swivel joints 0b bolted to anges 26e of the hoses, as illustrated in Figure 5 and described hereinbefore.

A further illustration of the versatility of my invention is its adaptability to the handling and manipulating of conduits consisting of tlexible base conduits directly coupled pivotally to stationary pipe risers at one end. Referring to Figure 8, it will be noted that each of the basic elements, consisting of supporting tower 18d constructed on wharf Wd and containing winch platform 16d, Winches 32d, 38d and 45d, stairs 17d With handrails 19d, and pivotally supporting main framed boom 20d to which is pivotally attached auxiliary framed boom 22d, at the outer extremity of which is pivotally suspended trolley beam 27a' containing trolleys 29d, one for each base, are in every respect exactly as illustrated in Figure 1 and described hereinbefore. In this instance, however, any desired number of exible hose conduits 14d are pivotally coupled to riser extension pipes 10d by means of swivel joints 21d, and they are supported approximately at their mid-lengths in saddles d suspended from trolleys 81d which travel on trolley beam 82d that is suspended from blocks 83d in such a manner that the hoses 14d may be raised andlowered by winch 45d actuating cable lines 46d. All elements at the outer ends of llexible hoses 14d are the same as those shown in Figure 6, and described herein-before, by which to accomplish the final precise positioning of the anges of swivel joints 60d in order to bolt them to the anges of manifold outlets Md on deck Dd of tanker Td. By the coordinated operation of Winches 32d, 38d and 45d, framed booms 20d and 22d, and saddles 80d supporting hoses 14d, all can be manipulated into the positions required to permit coupling swivel joints 60d to manifold outlets Md at any elevation of deck Dd of tanker Td resulting from tidal variations and the freeboard of the vessel.

The above explanation of my invention, and the accompanying illustrations and descriptions, serve to demonstrate its eciency, and its adaptability, through possible modifications, to meet the needs and controlling dimensional features of all types of locations where it is installed. While its primary function is to facilitate and hasten making ship to shore connections preparatory to pumping operations, it is equally ecient in its ability to speed the operations of disconnecting when pumping is finished, and in safely, conveniently, and automatically storing the combined rigid and tlexible conduits, between uses, without uncoupling them or disconnecting them from the pier risers, and in locations where they cannot be damaged by other waterfront activities and operations that may be performed in the immediate vicinity.

Having thus described my invention and illustrated its use, what I claim is new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. A derrick device for supporting, manipulating and handling a flexible hose assembly, which hose extends from a relatively stationary terminal rigid pipe section connected pivotally at an inner end thereof, said hose assembly having an outer terminal hose ange for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means comprising, in combination with said hose assembly, a supporting frame having mounted thereon a main boom frame, one end of which boom frame is pivotally'mounted relativelyto said supporting frame and including powerized manipulating means for said main boom frame, swingingly to support said main boom frame, an auxiliary boom frame mounted on said main boom frame at a point along the length thereof spaced from said pivoted end and including powerized means for swingingly manipulating 9 said auxiliary boom frame selectively relatively to and conjointly with said main boom frame and articulatable means extending from said auxiliary boom frame for supporting said outer hose flange to permit levelling the position of said flange in relation to said manifold means.

2. A derrick device for supporting, manipulating and handling a flexible hose assembly, said assembly extending from a relatively stationary terminal at an inner end leading to a rigid pipe section, pivotally connected therewith, and having an outer terminal hose flange for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means comprising, in combination with said hose assembly, a supporting frame, a main boom mounted thereon having one end pivotally mounted relatively to said supporting frame and including powerized manipulating means for said main boom extended to and adjacent the other end thereof, swingingly to support said main boom, an auxiliary boom mounted on said main boom at a point along the length thereof spaced substantially from said pivotal end and including powerized means controlled from said frame for swingingly manipulating said auxiliary boom relatively to and conjointly with said main boom and articulatable means extended from said auxiliary boom for supporting said outer hose flange to permit levelling the position of said flange in relation to said manifold means.

3. Aderrick for supporting, manipulating and handling a conduit assembly comprising a section of rigid pipe and flexible hose pivotally joined to'each other, having an outeni` terminal hose flange on said hose for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means as set forth comprising, in combination with said conduit assembly, a supporting frame, a main boom having one end pivotally mounted relatively to said frame, and including powerized manipulating means for said main boom extending adjacent the other end thereof, swingingly to support said boom on said frame, an auxiliary boom mounted on said main boom having powerized means controlled from said frame for manipulating said auxiliary boom relatively to and with said main boom, and articulatable means extending from said auxiliary boom for supporting said flexible hose adjacent said flange to permit levelling the position of said flange in relation to said manifold means.

4. A derrick for supporting, manipulating and handling a conduit assembly comprising a section of rigid pipe and flexible hose pivotally joined to each other, having an outer terminal hose flange on said hose for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means as set forth comprising, in combination with said conduit assembly, a supporting frame, a main boom having one end pivotally mounted relatively to said frame, and including powerized manipulating means for said main boom extending adjacent the other end thereof, swingingly to support said boom on said frame, an auxiliary boom mounted on said main boom having powerized means controlled from said frame for manipulating said auxiliary boom relatively to and with said main boom, and articulatable means extending from said auxiliary boom for supporting said flexible hose adjacent said flange to permit levelling the position of said flange in relation to said manifold means, said section of rigid pipe and said main boom having substantially coincident pivotally mounted means whereby said section of flexible hose is bodily manipulated in the manipulation of said booms.

5. A derrick device for supporting, manipulating and handling a flexible hose assembly of the character described extending from a relatively stationary terminal at an inner end and having an outer terminal hose flange for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means as set forth, comprising, in combination with said hose assembly, a supporting frame having mounted thereon a main boom along which said hose assembly is supported, said boom having one end pivotally mounted relatively to said frame and including powerized manipulating means for said main boom extended to and adjacent the other end thereof swingingly to support said main boom, an

auxiliary boom mounted on said main boom and including powerized means controlled from said frame for manipulating said auxiliary boom selectively relatively to and with said main boom, and articulatable means extended from said auxiliary boom comprising a second auxiliary boom pendent from said rst auxiliary boom for supporting said outer hose flange to permit levelling the position of said flange in relation to said manifold means.

6. A derrick device for supporting, manipulating and handling a flexible hose assembly of the character described extending from a relatively stationary terminal at an inner end and having an outer terminal hose flange for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means as set forth, comprising, in combination with said hose assembly, a supporting frame having mounted thereon a main boom along which said hose assembly is supported, said boom having one end pivotally mounted relatively to said frame and including powerized manipulating means for said main boom extended to and adjacent the other end thereof swingingly to support said main boom, an auxiliary boom mounted on said main boom and including powerized means controlled from said frame for manipulating said auxiliary boom selectively relatively to and with said main boom, and articulatable means extended from said auxiliary boom comprising a second auxiliary boom pendent from said first auxiliary boom for supporting said outer hose flange to permit levelling the position of said flange in relation to said manifold means, and powerized means for swingingly articulating said second auxiliary boom in one direction.

7. A derrick device for supporting, manipulating and handling a flexible hose assembly of the character described extending from a relatively stationary terminal at an inner end and having an outer terminal hose flange for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means as set forth, comprising, in combination with said hose assembly, a supporting frame having mounted thereon a main boom along which said hose assembly is supported, said boom having one end pivotally mounted relatively to said frame and including powerized manipulating means for said main boom extended to and adjacent the other end thereof swingingly to support said main boom, an auxiliary boom mounted on said main boom and including powerized means controlled from said frame for manipulating said auxiliary boom selectively relatively to and with said main boom, and articulatable means extended from said auxiliary boom comprising a second auxiliary boom pendent from said first auxiliary boom for supporting said outer hose flange to permit levelling the position of said flange in relation to said manifold means, and powerized means for swingingly articulating said second auxiliary boom to and from said frame.

8. A derrick device for supporting, manipulating and handling a flexible hose assembly extending from a relatively stationary terminal rigid pipe section pivotally at an inner end and having an outer terminal hose flange for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means comprising, in combination with said hose assembly, a supporting frame having mounted thereon a main boom along which said assembly is supported, said boom having one end pivotally mounted relatively to said frame and including powerized manipulating means for said main boom extended to and adjacent the other end thereof, swingingly to support said main boom, said main boom having an auxiliary boom pivotally mounted on a point along said main boom and carried thereby in its swinging movement and including powerized means controlled from said frame for manipulating said auxiliary boom relatively to and conjointly with said main boom, and articulatable means extending from said auxiliary boom comprising a swivel joint attached to said outer hose flange to permit orienting coupling to said manifold means.

9. A derrick device for supporting, manipulating and handling a conduit assembly comprising a section of 1l rigid pipe and flexible hose pivotally ioined to each other having an outer terminal hose flange on said hose for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means as set forth comprising, in combination with said conduit assembly, a supporting frame having mounted thereon a main boom along which said assembly is supported to articulate said rigid pipe and main boom, said mam boom having one end vertically and pivotally mounted relatively to said frame and including powerized manipulating means for said Vmain boom extended to and adjacent the other end thereof, swingingly to support Y said main boom and rigid pipe section in a vertical plane, said main boom having an auxiliary boom mounted on a point along the length of said main boom and including powerized means controlled from said frame for manipulating said auxiliary boom selectively relatively to and conjointly with said main boom and articulatable means extending from said auxiliary boom for supporting said outer hose flange to permit levelling the position of said llange in relation to said manifold means.

10. A derrick device for supporting, manipulating and handling a conduit assembly comprising a section of rigid pipe and flexible hose pivotally joined to cach other having an outer terminal hose llange on said hose for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means asset forth comprising, in combination with said conduit assembly, a supporting frame having mounted thereon a main boom along which said assembly is supported to articulate said rigid pipe and main boom, said main boom having one end pivotally mounted relatively to said frame and including powerized manipulating means for said main boom extended to and adjacent the other end thereof, swingingly to support said main boom and rigid pipe section, an auxiliary boom mounted on said main boom and including powerized means controlled from said frame for manipulating said auxiliary boom selectively relatively to and with said main boom and articulatable means extending from said auxiliary boom for supporting said outer hose flange to permit levelling the position of said llange in relation to said manifold means, said articulatable means comprising a swivel joint.

l1. A derrick device for supporting, manipulating and handling a conduit assembly comprising a section of rigid pipe and flexible hose pivotally joined to each other having an outer terminal hose llange on said hose for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means as set forth comprising, in combination with said conduit assembly, a supporting frame having mounted thereon a main boom along which said assembly is supported to articulate said rigid pipe and main boom, said main boom having one end pivotally mounted relatively to said frame and including powerized manipulating means for said main boom extended to and adjacent the other end thereof, swingingly to support said main boom and rigid pipe section, an auxiliary boom mounted on said main boom and including powerized means controlled from said frame for manipulating said auxiliary boom selectively relatively to and with said main boom and articulatable means extending from said auxiliary boom for supporting said outer hose flange to permit levellin the position of said ange in relation to said manifold means, said articulatable means comprising a second a boom.

12. A derrick device for supporting, manipulating and handling a conduit assembly comprising a section of rigid pipe and flexible hose pivotally joined to each other having an outer terminal hose flange on said hose for coupling and uncoupling said assembly to manifold means as set forth comprising, in combination with said conduit assembly, a supporting frame having mounted thereon a main boom along which said assembly is supported to articulate said rigid pipe and main boom, said main boom having one end pivotally mounted relatively to said frame and including powerized manipulating means for said main boom extended to and adjacent the other end thereof, swlngingly to support said main boom and rigid pipe section, an auxiliary boom mounted on said main boom and including powerized means controlled from,y said frame 'for manipulating said auxiliary boom selentively relatively to and with said main boom and articulatable means extending from said auxiliary boom for supporting said outer hose flange to permit levelling the position of said flange in relation to said manifold means, said articulatable means comprising a boom section having telescopic connection with said auxiliary boom.

13. A mechanically operated frame assembly for supporting, storing, and manipulating a conduit assembly comprising a llexible hose section, which assembly extends from a relatively stationary terminal to which the inner end of said assembly is arranged to be connected to a rigid pipe sectionby a pivotally jointed coupling, and having an outer terminal hose flange on said llcxible hose section for coupling and uncoupling to manifold means as set forth comprising, in combination, a vertically extending supporting frame, a main boom frame pivotally mounted with relation to said supporting frame, said main boom frame having an auxiliary boom frame mounted on said main boom frame at a point along the length thereof and including means carried by said supporting frame for selectively manipulating said boom frames conjointly relatively to said supporting frame and to each other, and articulatable means extending from said auxiliary boom frame and manipulatable pivotally relatively to and with said auxiliary boom frame for supporting said outer hose flange to permit levelling the position of said ange in relation to said manifold meins, said flexible hose section being lengthwise extendible along said boom frames by means coupling said hose and said auxiliary boom frame, and support means on said boom frames for said flexible hose section.

14. A mechanically operated frame assembly for supporting, storing, and manipulating a conduit assembly comprising a flexible hose section, which assembly extends from a relatively stationary terminal to which the inner end of said assembly is arranged to be connected by a pivotally jointed coupling, and having an outer terminal hose flange on said flexible hose section for coupling and uncoupling to manifold means as set forth comprising, in combination, a supporting frame, a main boom frame pivotally mounted with relation to said supporting frame, an auxiliary boom frame mounted on said main boom frame and including means carried by said supporting frame for selectively manipulating said boom frames relatively to said supporting frame and to each other, and articulatable means extending from said auxiliary boom frame and manipulatable pivotally relatively to and with said auxiliary boom frame for supporting said outer hose llange to permit levelling the position of said flange in relation to said manifold means, said flexible hose section being lengthwise cxtendible along said boom frames by means coupling said hose and said auxiliary boom frame, and support means on said boom frames for said flexible hose section, said last support means comprising variably positionable means.

l5. A mechanically operated frame assembly for supporting, storing, and manipulating a conduit assembly comprising a flexible hose section, which assembly extends from a relatively stationary terminal to which the inner end of said assembly is arranged to be connected by a pivotally jointed coupling, and having an outer terminal hose flange on said flexible hose section for coupling and uncoupling to manifold means as set forth comprising, in combination, a supporting frame, a main boom frame pivotally mounted with relation to said supporting frame, an auxiliary boom frame mounted on said main boom frame and including means carried by said supporting frame for selectively manipulating said boom frames relatively to said supporting frame and to each other, and articulatable means extending from said auxiliary boom frame for supporting said outer hose ange positionable means comprising suspending means having powerized control means therefor.

References Cited in the tile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Kostlan Feb. 27, 1923 Titus Aug. 10, 1943 Hutt Mar. 11, 1952 Loeser Jan. 7, 1958 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent No. 2,922,446 January 26, 1960 Edward S. Shery It is hereby certified that error appears in the printed specification of the above numbered patent requiring correction and that the said Letters Patent should read es corrected below.

Column 6, line 19, for "shifting" read shifted line 47, for "to", first occurrence, read no column 7,"l1ne 22, for "points" read joints line 24, for "oulets read outlets column 8, lines l1 and 2l, for "base", each occurrence, read hose Signed and sealed this 26th day of July 1960.

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KARL H. AXLINE ROBERT C. WATSON Attesting Ocer Commissioner of Patents

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