Experience in New York Harbor has shown that speed of deployment is the most important criterion for oil booms, and that this depends significantly on boom design. For most harbors, a light, flexible, 18 in. boom with integral strength, weight, and flotation elements is desirable. The lack of standard end connections is presently a serious problem where more than one type of boom is in use at a spill.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Cross, R H
    • Cunningham, J J
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

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  • Accession Number: 00044078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 9531 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM