CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE LIGHTWEIGHT OIL CONTAINMENT SYSTEM FOR USE ON THE HIGH SEAS

As part of a federal program to develop control measures for oil spills, a two stage procurement plan was initiated in 1969 for an oil containment system for use on the high seas. The report describes the development of a system based upon the utilization of a physical barrier to confine spilled oil in as small an area as possible to permit effective removal procedures. Some of the methods which were used to develop the concept are described such as small-scale modeling in the laboratory, mathematical analyses, computer simulation techniques, logistical analyses, and scale model field tests. Included in the presentation is a summarized proposed plan for the detailed design of the system. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final Rpt 15 Dec 69-5 Jun 70
  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns-Manville Research and Engineering Center

    Manville, NJ  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Hoult, D P
    • Cross, R H
    • Milgram, J H
    • Pollak, E G
    • Reynolds, H J
  • Publication Date: 1970-6-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 242 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JM-3901-27, USCG-714102/A/003
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-00491-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 1973 12:00AM