When you see news in newspapers, internet, and television, news about oil spills due to work accidents in the high seas often occur. Although preparations have been made in the event of an accident, oil is a very active and flammable substance. Included in the process of transferring oil. Hose accidents are very likely, as well as oil leaks. That is why MBC with the latest technology is provided as an inter-hose connection during the process of diverting oil in tankers. Therefore, the oil spill has become a serious problem that prevention is still sought so as not to harm many parties. MBC will cut the flow of oil right then and there when the hose should be released due to many factors.
So what if the oil already spilled in the sea?
There are oil spills control techniques including in-situ burning, mechanical removal, and use of dispersant chemicals. Each of these techniques has different oil removal rates and is only effective under certain conditions. In-situ burning is the burning of oils on the surface of the water so as to overcome the difficulty of pumping oil from the sea surface, storage and storage of oil and associated seawater found in physical removal techniques. This requires the availability of booms (barriers to prevent the spread of oil) or fire resistant barriers.
Meanwhile, the removal of oil is mechanically through two stages of localizing the spill by using booms and transferring the oil into the container using a mechanical device called a skimmer. These efforts are difficult and costly, although they are called ideal solutions primarily to reduce oil in sensitive areas, such as beaches and areas that are difficult to clean and in the early hours of the spill.
Then, the chemical dispersant breaks the oil layer into small droplets (droplets) thereby reducing the likelihood of trapping the animal in the spill. Chemical dispersants are chemicals with an active substance called surfactant (derived from the word: surfactants = surface-active agents).