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1. (AU1991090703) Floating contaminant containment systems

Office : Australia
Application Number: 90703/91 Application Date: 27.09.1991
Publication Number: 1991090703 Publication Date: 19.08.1993
Publication Kind : A
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US1991007328 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
E02B 15/04
E02B 15/06
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
02
HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING; FOUNDATIONS; SOIL-SHIFTING
B
HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING
15
Cleaning or keeping clear the surface of open water; Apparatus therefor
04
Devices for cleaning or keeping clear the surface of open water from oil or like floating materials by separating or removing these materials
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
02
HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING; FOUNDATIONS; SOIL-SHIFTING
B
HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING
15
Cleaning or keeping clear the surface of open water; Apparatus therefor
04
Devices for cleaning or keeping clear the surface of open water from oil or like floating materials by separating or removing these materials
06
Barriers therefor
CPC:
E02B 15/08
E02B 15/0814
E02B 15/0878
E02B 15/0885
Y02A 20/204
Applicants: Benoit, Luc P
Willis, Richard R.
Inventors: Benoit, Luc P
Willis, Richard R.
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Floating contaminant containment systems
Abstract:
(EN) Leaking oil and other contaminants (10) floating on water (12) are contained by providing sheet material (14) at the site (15) of the contaminant for fabrication of a containment boom structure. Such containment boom structure (13) is continually fabricated from that sheet material at the site and upon the occurence of the contaminant floating on water and is continually deployed into the water (12) against the spread of the contaminant on that water. By way of example, oceans and other bodies of water (12), as well as coastal environments (54), may thus be protected against the spread of leaking oil after accidents involving oil tankers (39) or offshore drilling operations, or against other floating contaminants (10).
Also published as:
CA2086439WO/1992/009751