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Introducing THE FIREDOME… …Circa 1991

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Re this, see this…

From a proposal my employer put together in 1991 outlining a possible way to extinguish oil well head fires in Kuwait. Eventually, explosives were used by a well known American firm. The HyperCard simulation version of the proposal allowed various weights and pressures to be input to help calculate the ideal weight of the dome. In reality, (as per what BP are doing now in the Gulf of Mexico), such a dome would need to be a lot larger than the one envisaged above to cope with the immense pressure.

Either way, with regards to the current disaster, let’s hope that oil’s well that ends well…


Written by Oflife

May 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Posted in Ecology, Environment, Oil

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