No better way to stop any helicopter access than that is there though...
Wouldn't want any 9/11 "and the floors went boom boom boom" type 'mistakes' would we?
To me it looks a little to perfect. Why didn't it melt the other part exposed to a fire? The green paint has blackened but then in one part it's not
too far from the opening of the hole. I can't find any pictures of the green decking on the deepwater horison but only on the gulf fleet listing by
transocean, it shows the nautilus in an overview picture. www.deepwater.com...
It has what appears to be
the same colour helipad.
My biggest question is wether aluminium can melt from a fire? fire.nist.gov...
Nist says yes, with 700-800 degree average flame tip temperature from a large crude pool fire. Aluminium melts at 660.37 °C
However we have a problem. NIST pool fire data graph showing dimensionless flame height vs temperature. It appears in 5m and 10m flame pans that above
8m or so the temperature drops significantly enough to not melt aluminium.
And where is all this crude oil or gas going to pool below the helipad, where there is no floor under part of the 'melt zone'? The side facing the
chopper is relatively unscathed but there is a random hole in the helipad? You can see right through it! Where did all that fire come from? Sea
This fire does not make sense at all. The helipad side facing the middle of the rig (closest to the blackest part of the superstructure) is not as
damaged as the centre which appears to be over the water.
The damage appears to have spread from the main column to the pipes on the opposite side of the rig in this earlier photo. If they were responsible
then why didn't the closer sections of the pad melt? You can see the deepwater horizon name on the helipad(previous pic), note that only the far
corner of the helipad is untouched, even though the adjoining sea-facing corners are blackened but the part closest to the main fire is not melted.
This looks similar to the
burning cars of west street carpark
hotos from news.ninemsn.com.au...
hosted on ATS.
You can clearly see an absolute lack of fire damage around the underside of the helipad. This is not helping the case of a 'large crude/hydrocarbon
pool fire' one bit. It looks to not be possible to have a fire cause this damage, especially with this last picture.
I wonder if a tesla weapon
was used? Keeps the amount of evidence to a minimum and
could account for the rather peculiar, mid air, off-deck aluminium oxidising fire . Although they do say TPTB show you one thing, while doing
another.. so what else have we missed?
[edit on 3/5/10 by GhostR1der]