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Spillinator Assembly

This picture illustrates the spillinator in mid-assembly. It reveals the interior cuts to the TEUs and shows how the ROVs can lower the TEUs into place. I added a prop housing to the rear of the ROVs and also put … Continue reading

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Sketchup graphics settings

I figured out how to change the background so that it looks sea-like. Also, I’m using PNG graphics here, so there’s no loss. That’s why the chimney looks sharper. For my next trick, I’m either going to do an x-ray … Continue reading

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Adding color

Submarines are yellow, hook-ups are orange, red is the relief hatch chimney, the docking platforms are green with white. The purpose of the coloring is to identify objects in the murky deep.

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Spillinator and subs

In this version, the hook-ups are moved to the corners and placed on towers. Submarines carry tanks of oil from the spillinator to the surface, where the oil is offloaded onto tanker ships. The submarines then carry the tanks back … Continue reading

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Life without risers

Risers are the pressurized pipes which receive oil from the wellhead. The problem with my design is that I didn’t want there to be any pressure on the wellhead containment (ie, spillinator). So instead, I have an ROV (remote operated … Continue reading

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Spillinator Version 3

This design is somewhat downscaled from the earlier version but retains the essential features. The riser hook-up valves are on the side, and now they use the roof of the spillinator as a platform. The relief hatches are mounted on … Continue reading

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Capping the Oil Spill with Shipping Containers

The basic idea is to put a containment box over the oil well. The box is constructed from intermodal shipping containers (aka TEUs — twenty foot equivalent units). It can be assembled on the ocean floor. The TEUs can be … Continue reading

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