Accession Number:

ADA055727

Title:

Deepwater Port Inspection Methods and Procedures.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

591.0

Abstract:

The Deepwater Ports Act of 1974 gives the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and, by delegation, the U.S. Coast Guard, specific authority to regulate the design, construction and operation of Deep Water Ports DWPs off the coast of the United States. Some of the regulations deal with safety and prevention of oil pollution. This study is one of several providing information for future regulations dealing with pollution. It identifies and assesses inspection methods and procedures for the Oil Transfer System OTS of DWPs. Recommendations are made for inspection methods and procedures that would provide an effective means of minimizing accidental oil spills from the OTS of DWPs in U.S. waters. The recommendations were based primarily on a cost-effectiveness analysis for both commonly used and technologically advanced inspection methods and procedures that were considered to provide the best available technology for DWPs in U.S. waters. Inspection methods considered apply primarily to the components of the OTS, onsite, during normal operations and also to components of other systems whose failure could affect the integrity of the OTS. Failure of components and subsystems of the OTS, which contributed most significantly to the risk of oil spills, were identified in a system safety analysis. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE