INTERACTIVE SIMULATION OF AN OIL SPILL RECOVERY OPERATION

Oil spill recovery operations will involve much equipment of various kinds. The result of the recovery operation will depend both on the capacity of each unit and on their joint performance. Full-scale testing of the total recovery system, including large amounts of oil on the water, will be practically impossible. Through computer simulation it is possible to analyse many aspects of the recovery operation and find answers to many important questions during the planning phase. SIROP is an EDP-program constructed to analyze the recovery system based on realistic and feasible modelling of the equipment units and how they are affected by oil, environment and other units during the recovery operation. Weak links in the operation may be detected and new equipment designs "tested" as a part of the total recovery system. The effect of regrouping the equipment, as well as the effect of different weather conditions, may also be studied. Finally, SIROP may be used for educational purposes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific & Indus Res

    Radhusgaten 8, Sentrum
    Oslo,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Furuholt, E
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 12-17
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific & Indus Res
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM