CAA Paper 2007/02: Visualisation of Offshore Gas Turbine Gas Plumes

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Reference:CAA Paper 2007/02
Title:Visualisation of Offshore Gas Turbine Gas Plumes
Description:Final summary report on research conducted for CAA and HSE by BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd and QinetiQ Pyestock on making plumes emitted by gas turbines installed on offshore oil and gas platforms visible to pilots of approaching helicopters. The work comprised a feasibility study, an onshore trial, an environmental impact study associated with the use of diesel as the smoke producing agent, a series of small-scale laboratory trials of the use of glycerol as the smoke producing agent, and an analysis of helicopter flight data from Bristow Helicopters' Helicopter Operations Monitoring Programme (HOMP) to establish the nature and extent of turbine plume encounters.
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Date:29 October 2007
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