How to Stop the Oil Leak in the Gulf of Mexico

How to Stop the OIl Leak in the Gulf of Mexico

How to Stop the Oil Leak in the Gulf of Mexico

This image is meant to be spread around to engineers, television stattions, politicians, or to anyone who might be able to use it to help in stopping this leak from continuing.

My aim is for this to be passed on to CNN, BP, Fox News, BBC News and any other news network which might expose this to someone who can help.

This device is created to be inserted into a high pressure hole with little resistance. I don’t know if this will be the right answer or if it will surely work, but I attempted to design a diagram illustrating the effect of plugging up the leak(s) in the Gulf of Mexico.

If the opening is equal in diameter, the sides would then be bent inward to create a smaller opening.

The device would then have cones which would open at the same time, and use the force of the ocean to push the opposing cone against the smaller opening.

Once the leak is plugged, it could then be more easily sealed and blocked off permanently.

This could function well if there are many holes, and at varying sizes in diameter as the design and cone shape is scalable.

If you find this useful, please pass it on to the appropriate think tanks or to BP themselves

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One comment

  1. Mark Garstin

    The rim of the upper cone is the key to making this work. It has to form fit into the inside of the crimped off openeing of the pipe and then seal it tight enough so as to allow the pouring of a concrete block on top of it (i.e. a bit of oil could still leak from this but not much).

    The problem here is that the diameter of the rim of the upper cone will start out as small but will then expand out large as it is deployed against the inside wall of the pipe.

    I would suggest that a telescoping cap of aluminum (or some other relatively soft metal) might work. As the rim expanded the aluminum would telescope out maintaining a continuous cap all around the rim. It would be best if this aluminum cap had an internal honeycomb structure to it so that when it was forced against the inner wall it would be crushed, thus forming to whatever deformities exist on the inside of the pipe. 2,200 psi is more than enough pressure to crush the aluminum tightly into the wall.

    Cheers,

    Mark

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