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WayCon -Multipipe idea for the BP oil disaster in the US

WayCon Positionsmesstechnik has sumitted a suggestion to BP for the oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico.

Pipe connection to an undefined natural opening or pipe system e.g. blowout preventer BOP, with escaping liquid/oil under high pressure.

1) Feed in several pipes into the opening. Either one by one, or all connected together with a ring. The protection ring could help to avoid choking and damaging the pipes. Space between the single pipes is necessary to allow the filler material (e.g. concrete) to flow between the pipes and flooding the sealing area.

2) The end of one filler pipe is placed higher at the sealing area. A protection shield below the filler pipe is recommended, to avoid filler material nearby the end of the multi-pipes.

3) First start oil suction throug the multipipes, so that the sealing zone is almost free of flow. Filler material must be pumped under preasure out of the filler pipe to become a plug.

4) The concrete plug will seal multipipes into the opening.


For more information, please contact :-

Waycon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
Mehlbeerenstr. 4
82024 Taufkirchen
Fon: +49 (0) 89 - 6797130
Fax: +49 (0) 89 - 679713250

June 2010

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