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bolt a shut off valve onto blowout preventor flange

Postby bottleslingguy » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:31 pm

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Check out his video and notice the flange where the marine riser (upper cut-off part of the pipe) is connected to the blowout preventer (lower part). Why can't they unbolt the flange and then bolt a new valve onto that and then close the valve?

http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625 ... d-20247596

Oh that's right, I forgot. The BP people are a bunch of f-ing morons.