LIGHTWEIGHT OIL CONTAINMENT SYSTEM

This volume summarizes the results of studies and tests of a lightweight oil containment system. The system is capable of depolyment from an aircraft and deploys rapidly with a minimum of support equipment. The barrier design described uses a water-absorbing foam package for dynamic and static stability and a non-water absorbing foam package for buoyancy. The barrier is stored compressed 20 percent of its original volume, with the foam compression providing the energy for re-expansion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ocean Systems, Incorporated

    11440 Isaac Newton Industrial Square North
    Reston, VA  USA  22070
  • Publication Date: 1970-6-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019669
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 714102/A/002 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-00489-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM