IN SITU BURNING
One Day Course: Managers and Regulators
This is a one-day course suitable for response managers and government regulators. The course covers the basic science and technology of burning oil spills, health and safety issues, planning and monitoring. Material is presented using lectures and problem-solving exercises. Presentations contain sufficient technical detail and product information to allow responders to plan effectively. Current research is presented and discussed in an operational context.
Fundamentals of In Situ Burning
- Presents basics of igniting and burning oil slicks on water.
- Describes fundamentals of burning operations.
Efficiency of Burn Operations
- Discusses operational and non-operational factors controlling effectiveness of burning slicks.
Risks, Decision-Making and Monitoring
- Describes health and safety issues, including risks from fire, emissions and residue.
- Discusses safe operating practices, decision-making, and environmental trade-offs.
- Discusses needs for monitoring, monitoring practices and existing monitoring plans.
Operations and Planning
- Presents a basic plan for burning operations, discussing actions and decision-making.
- Considers issues of operational efficiency, safety and coordination with other countermeasures.
- Discusses planning for a local or regional capability for safe burning of oil spills.
Recent Advances in Spill Response
- Presents important recent advances in spill response technology, emphasizing in situ burning.
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Last updated: June 7, 2011
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