IN SITU BURNING
Two Day Course: Management and Practice
This is a two-day course combining classroom studies and hands-on experience in burning oil on water. The course is suitable for responders, managers and government regulators. It covers the basics of in situ burning, burning operations, fate and effects of burn emissions and residues, health and safety and regulatory control. Material is presented using lectures and problem-solving exercises, and includes hands-on experience with burning oil on water at the SL Ross laboratory. Presentations contain sufficient technical detail and product information to allow responders to plan effectively. New developments are 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.
- Participants conduct small-scale burns of fuel oils, crude oils and emulsions on water.
- Participants work with igniters, gelled-fuels and burn-enhancing chemicals.
- Discusses factors controlling effectiveness of burning operations.
- Presents an operational plan, including decision-making, safety and coordination.
- Discusses planning for a local or regional capability for safe burning of oil spills.
Risks, Decision-Making and Monitoring
- Discusses health and environmental issues, including risks from fire, emissions and residue.
- Discusses safe operating practices, decision-making, and environmental trade-offs.
- Discusses government regulations and monitoring.
Recent Advances in Spill Response
- Discusses important recent advances in spill response technology relating to in situ burning.
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Last updated: June 7, 2011
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