Main engineering features of physical and pneumatic booms operating as oil containment devices in the open sea are discussed. The oil containing capacity of a pneumatic boom is limited by the power available to compress the air. It is suggested, through the results of preliminary experiments, that the containment capacity of physical booms ( barriers ) is limited by the effective depth of the boom. A brief review of the main types of collection systems in use ( roller and towed or pushed boom ) is given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Hoult, David P
  • Publication Date: 1969-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00005544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publ 69-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1973 12:00AM