RESEARCH, DESIGN, AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD HIGH SEAS OIL CONTAINMENT SYSTEM

The objective of this program was to develop a lightweight airdeliverable oil barrier system, capable of containing significant quantities of oil at sea states to 5-foot waves and 1-knot currents, and in winds up to 20 knots, and of sustaining with minimal damage 10-foot waves, 2-knot currents, and 40-knot winds. An inflatable-supported curtain barrier, self-floating air-deliverable barrier- storage/deployment container, and barrier moorings were developed from initial concept stages to full-scale usable equipment. Model and field tests were conducted and modifications were made as required. An at-sea test of the interfaced subsystems demonstrated the validity of the final design and the viability of the air-delivery method.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  USA  43201
  • Authors:
    • Tierney, J M
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 318 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-42-76 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-23223-A
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM