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Final Report - DIFIS (Double Inverted Funnel for Intervention on Ship-Wrecks)

Project ID: 516360
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


This is the final report of the DIFIS project, which was a concept developed to recover hydrocarbons from ship wrecks, even in very large water depths. The main components of the DIFIS system are the dome, the riser tube and the buffer bell. The system is made of flexible and light components, enabling easy installation. It is completely passive and requires no intervention, except for inspection and periodic offloading of the collected oil.

The report begins with an introduction on the project's main concept and the challenges in ship wreck interventions. Later, the main components are presented, in the sense of their design, function and construction. There is then a description of the tests performed and the models constructed and used for the needs of validation. Finally, there are the conclusions as derived from the survival, operational, offloading and deployment tests.

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