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Old 07-16-2010, 11:03 PM
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That's some intense pressure!

Bp's cap is sitting at 6,700 PSI..

When I see systems with 125 psi and see the intense pressure it's hard to believe that the fittings are holding down there... let alone 6,700
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:07 PM
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must be using more than schedule 40.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:37 PM
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Megaloc !!!!!!!!
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:00 AM
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And you thought it was hard to cap a pipe with running water at 125 psi...let alone 30 psi.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:24 AM
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Don't forget that the water at that depth is pushing back.

"the pressure 1 mile down is over 2,280 pounds of force on every square inch of area (2,280 psi) or 155 atmospheres(155 times normal sea level pressure). This is like having a small car (1 ton) pressing down on every 1 inch wide by 1 inch long bit of surface(in the case of the BP spill, this is why the robots are used in place of humans, because the pressure is way to high for the human body)".

Yep, I stole that quote from WikiAnswers.


Still, that is a huge amount of pressure the cap is holdng back.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:43 AM
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lol... so 2,280 pounds pressing in on the cap.. and 6,700 psi pressing out..

Impressive.. Everyone can still be mad at bp.... but ah in my book I'm giving them props for this cap
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:40 AM
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Impressive.. Everyone can still be mad at bp.... but ah in my book I'm giving them props for this cap
I would give them props IF they had an emergency plan in place when the initial explosion occurred. According to all the information, there was no emergency plan to contain the well in the event of a catastrophe. I, like others, expected better planning from a company such as BP.
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