A REVIEW OF OIL HANDLING PROBLEMS AT OFFSHORE TERMINALS. PART II. PROGRAM FOR EXPERIMENTALLY EVALUATING ADVANCED OIL BARRIERS
This report presents the results of a study on the performance and operational requirements for an oil barrier to be used at several possible deep water port sites. Four types of barriers were investigated as follows: (1) pneumatic barrier (2) skirt barrier, raisable, (3) skirt barrier, fixed flotation, and (4) skirt/pneumatic barrier (hybrid type). An engineering review of the four barrier designs is conducted and a program for their experimental evaluation is developed. The evaluation program provides for three levels of tests over a 3-year period: Containment/removal concept tests, dynamic model and component tests and offshore tests of a prototype barrier.
- See also Part 1 dated Nov 73, Com-74-10212.
Ocean Science and Engineering, Incorporated5541 Nicholson Lane
Rockville, MD United States
- Schneider, I L
- Asher, R C
- Mainville, C R
- Publication Date: 1974-8
- Pagination: 171 p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo handling; Containing equipment; Deepwater harbors; Offshore terminals; Oil spill cleanup; Oils
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk oil handling; Oil barriers; Oil containment systems
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00126040
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MA-Rd-900-75031, NMRC-272-23100-R1a
- Contract Numbers: MA-6562
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM