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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Part 1 dated Nov 73, Com-74-10212.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ocean Science and Engineering, Incorporated

    5541 Nicholson Lane
    Rockville, MD  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Schneider, I L
    • Asher, R C
    • Mainville, C R
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 171 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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