Brine Measurement System (BRIMS). Section II. Implant Plan.
NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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The Brine Measurement System BRIMS was designed and developed by the Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity NORDA, Code 350, in support of the Department of Energy, Strategic Petroleum Reserves requirement to expel brine from a salt dome for subsequent oil storage. BRIMS consists of a buoyed platform which telemeters, to shore, data gathered by an array of oceanographic and meteorological sensors which measure and quantify the dispersion of the brine solution emanating from a pipeline ending 12.5 miles at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. The BRIMS buoy and mooring spread consists of a large 10.5 ton cylindrical buoy and three chainanchor mooring legs, each consisting of 13.5 tons of hardware. Emanating from the buoy are a series of cables which transmit data from underwater sensors. This report details the operational planning necessary to effectively and efficiently implant a system of this magnitude and complexity. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Marine Engineering