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Award Information
Agency: Department of Interior
Branch: N/A
Contract: SBAassigned13DOI
Agency Tracking Number: SBAassigned13DOI
Amount: $35,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
STARFIRE ENGINEERING INC.
17511 Loring Lane, SPRING, TX, 77373
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR. D. BYNUM DR. D. BYNUM
 PRESIDENT/SENIOR ENGINEER
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
WHEN IT IS NECESSARY TO RAISE A MARINE PIPELINE FOR REPAIR DUE TO TRAWLER SNAG, ETC., THE PIPELINE WILL BUCKLE, AND THEN THE BUCKLE WILL PROPAGATE IF ALL CONDITIONS ARE NOT PROPER. WITH SEVERE BUCKLES, THE PIPE WILL BREAK OPEN ALLOWING THE OIL TO SPILL. THIS CAN BE MINIMIZED BY PERIODICALLY PLACING REMOTELY OPERABLE VALVES IN THE LINE FOR CUTOFF. BUT SOMETIMES THE PIPELINE ROTATES AS IT IS BEING LOWERED ON THE STINGER AND THE VALVE OPERATOR WILL NOTWORK IF POSITIONED UPSIDE DOWN AND BURIED IN THE MUD. THIS STUDY WILL DETERMINE THE CORRECT VALVE POSITION DURING LAY OPERATIONS SO THAT THE VALVE OPERATOR WILL BE PROPERLY POSITIONED ON THE MUDLINE.

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