Research, Design, and Development of the U.S. Coast Guard High Seas Oil Containment System.
Final rept. Sep 70-Sep 75,
BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OHIO
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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-storagedeployment 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.
- Civil Engineering