This course educates students on identifying different types of oil spills, and the measures that can be taken to prevent and minimize damage.
Would you like to learn more about the technicalities involved within oil spills, and what equipment is needed to prevent, and minimize the impact of an oil spill? Part Two of the MOSPPR course moves onto a discussion of the equipment needed, and the characteristics of different containment booms. It focuses on the functionality of a boom, and boom selection criteria. In addition, various types of skimmers are discussed, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Finally, module 2 will conclude with an outline on deployment, recovery, and configurations of containment booms.
Module Four focuses on introducing containment booms, and describing their main characteristics. It explains how to distinguish between the various types of containment booms in order to choose the optimal boom type suitable for the current environment. During the lesson you will learn about the purpose behind using an oil containment boom, and the basic designs of various booms including the curtain boom, french boom, and beach sealing boom.
Module Five provides essential knowledge in making a qualified selection of a boom to be used in a specific environment, and focus on the protection of the surrounding environment in the case of an oil spill. You will learn about oil containment in open waters, as well as the deflection of oil within rivers or shoreline areas.
Module Six provides information on skimmers, and how these are used for the physical removal of oil. You will learn basic knowledge on skimmer construction and performance which is essential to handle and deploy the equipment successfully. Moreover, you will understand the factors that determine skimmer efficiency, and the advantages and disadvantages of the most common types of skimmers.
Module Seven delves into the procedures for boom deployment and recovery, and the composition of standard boom configurations. You will learn about the deployment and recovery of a containment boom from a vessel, and standard boom configurations in open waters. The module finishes off by discussing the basic principles in boom anchoring.
The following course should enable you to:
This course is aimed at all those who would like to learn more about oil spills, and gain an overview on the main sources of oil released into the marine environment, their relative importance, and their principle causes.
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