RE: [rp-ml] How could RP & RM help in solving BP's Gulf Catastrophe?

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Date: Thu Jun 10 2010 - 17:22:37 EEST

No big ideas here, just a couple of thoughts.

1) I believe water is one of the few (if only?) liquids that expands
when frozen. Nearly every other liquid shrinks when frozen.

2) Not that this exonerates BP from their contribution to the issue, but
I believe the pipe in question was not built by BP directly, but rather
by a contracted company. Where does the blame fall? Probably all over
the place!


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Markus Hitter
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 5:13 AM
To: Adrian Bowyer
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] How could RP & RM help in solving BP's Gulf

Am 09.06.2010 um 20:58 schrieb Adrian Bowyer:

> Markus Hitter wrote:
>> Am 09.06.2010 um 00:33 schrieb Adrian Bowyer:
>>> A reasonable amount of liquid nitrogen should be able to create a
>>> significant-sized block of ice round the leak.
>> Then you have a hose with ice around it. Of course the ice will
>> have a hole approxximately the size of the hose, as the oil
>> constantly flowing out of the hose will quickly melt away any ice
>> getting in it's way.
> Not if you cool the oil enough. Then it'll go like foamed tar, and
> finally pitch.

With a rate of ten thousand barrels per day the hose is pretty well

Received on Thu Jun 10 17:16:50 2010

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