Plans for Protection of Paulsboro Refinery Docking Area from Tidal Currents; Hydraulic Model Investigation,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc. plans to extend the existing marginal type wharf at the Paulsboro, N.J. Refinery to accommodate 80,000 DWT tankers. The marine facilities will be extended downstream from the present installation so that the berthing area for the larger tankers will be shifted to the west, resulting in considerably more exposure of the docked tanker to strong cross currents of the mud flats to the south. The series of tests reported herein was undertaken to determine if a current diversion dike would effectively divert. The objectionable currents flowing almost perpendicular to a moored ship during the flooding phase of the tidal current. The hydraulic model is described.
- Civil Engineering