Safety and Security
A Detonation Flame Arrestor (DFA) is designed to extinguish a flame front resulting from an explosion or detonation of a gas in a pipeline. However, in addition to extinguishing the flame, the DFA must be capable of dissipating (attenuate) the pressure front that precedes the flame front.
The contamination caused by the BP Oil Spill is an immediate danger to the Global ecosystem. Existing solutions (collection, abatement, dispersal, regaining well head control, drilling relief wells) will either take too long, or will not work to stop the flow. A radical solution is called for.
The apparatus described herein, a mud injector, stops undersea well blowouts by providing a method for injecting heavy drill muds at depth within a stricken well. It is assumed the well pipe has been prepared such that its top is unencumbered by various obstructions,
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