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.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH USA 43201
- Tierney, J M
- Publication Date: 1975-9
- Pagination: 318 p.
- TRT Terms: Containing equipment; Oil spill cleanup; Water quality management
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil barriers; Oil containment systems
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- 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