DESIGN OF AN EFFECTIVE POLLUTION CONTAINMENT BARRIER FOR THE OPEN SEA

Describes the development and testing of the "Bottom-Tension" Boom. This design uses the towing or mooring forces of the deployed boom to assist in maintaining the boom skirt in a vertical orientation to maximize containment capability. Conceived for use in the open sea environment, this barrier is designed to survive in 20-foot waves, 2-knot currents and 60-knot winds. A 500-foot full-scale section of this boom has been sucessfully tested in the Santa Barbara Channel.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Cunningham, G R
    • Evon, J E
    • Chung, J S
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 903-912
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1610 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM