An oil-containment barrier which has been designed and developed by the U.S. Coast Guard is described. This barrier is designed to be effective in 5-ft seas, 20-mph winds; and to survive 10-ft seas, with 40-mph winds. It is capable of being deployed by both air and surface means. Design considerations are explained, and the final specifications which were drawn up as a result of testing are given. Barrier capacity and effectiveness, as well as cost, methods of transporting the barrier, and the limitations of the unit are all described and explained in the article.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  75221
  • Authors:
    • Abrahams, R N
    • Koburger Jr, C W
  • Publication Date: 1974-4-22

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 72
    • Issue Number: 16
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM