10.9. Equipment—Selection, Deployment, and Operation
This section outlines the types of equipment that are used in responding to a spill with in situ burning and the steps involved in deploying and operating this equipment. This equipment includes containment booms; other containment and burning equipment; igniters; aircraft and response vessels; treating agents; monitoring, sampling, and analytical equipment; and residue recovery equipment. This section is intended to assist response personnel in the proper selection and deployment of equipment for particular response situations.
10.9.1. Burning Without Containment
Controlled burning of uncontained slicks is sometimes possible if the slick is thick enough and all other safety factors are considered ...