. . . Fcracking I-C-E . . . by Johnnie Buttram
Fcracking I-C-E is proactive innovation to increase profits for shipping, decrease costs to consumers, and reduce harmful emissions.
The major objective of Fcracking I-C-E is to facilitate shipping lanes normally frozen!
Routing shipping traffic through the Arctic allows for shorter sailing distances resulting in shorter trips. Shipping operators can achieve cost savings through a reduction of the number of days at sea, and energy efficiency improvements due to slower speeds, or a combination of both.
Distance savings along Arctic shipping routes can be as high as 40 percent compared to the traditional shipping lanes via the Suez Canal. Shorter sailing distances allow for considerable fuel cost savings. The reduced number of days at sea allows a ship to make more return trips resulting in increased revenue and potentially greater profits.
The cargo ship, Nordic Orion, recently unloaded 74,000 tons of coal at the Port of Pori on Finland's western coast. This delivery through the Northwest Passage marked the first time a commercial bulk carrier has navigated the ice-choked route.
The Nordic Orion's trip through the Northwest passage shaved about 1,000 nautical miles or 1,850 km off its normal trip to Finland via the Panama Canal. It was also able to carry more coal than usual because it didn't need to pass through the canal's shallower waters. The ship's owner extimates the trip saved about $200,000.
What actions do you propose?
Applied Arctic Innovation;
I recently read that a few Arctic experts predict there is a possiblitiy the summer Arctic (August to September) could be ice free within 4 years.
Regardless as to whether their predictions occur within the 4 year time frame or eventuate sometime in the future . . we must recognize that an ice free summer is a framed window of opportunity for shippers to capitalize upon before the shipping lanes begin to freeze over again.
The bottom line here is . . every day that a shipping lane in the Arctic becomes navigational is a rare opportunity to increase profits for shippers, savings to consumers, and especially reductions in harmful emissions.
Fcracking I-C-E is proactive innovation designed to challenge and open normally frozen shipping lanes for a longer period of time in many locations on Planet Earth.
This Arctic project can be safe and effective at a low cost in comparison to the benefits.
This is a short overview of how it works;
Let's assume we now have a sheet of I-C-E 2 feet thick that ships in a certain class can navigate. However, this now 2 feet of I-C-E is destined to expand to a thickness of 4 feet sometime in the future.
When the I-C-E becomes 4 feet thick . . to navigate this channel will require a new set of perspectives.
Let's ALSO assume that somewhere else we have a sheet of I-C-E 3 feet thick that ships in a stronger class can navigate. However, this now 3 feet of I-C-E is destined to expand to a thickness of 6 feet sometime in the future.
When the I-C-E becomes 6 feet thick . . to navigate this channel will require a new set of perspectives.
Fcracking I-C-E Innovation is focused to proactively and aggressively CHALLENGE the no-business as usual pattern of thought processes.
(a) Chain of command . . C.O.C.
Authoritities Having Jurisdiction.
These governmental agencies, offices, or individuals are responsible for approving equipment, installations, and procedures.
Challenge #1 is now 2 feet thick and destined to become 4 feet thick and shut down the shipping lane.
(b) The COC uses unmanned hook and cable drones to transport *custom shaped charges, to strategic locations on the 2 feet thick shipping lanes.
*Custom shaped charges are designed to focus the effect of the explosives energy on strategic locations on the 2 feet thick shipping lane which will later expand to 4 feet.
(c) These charges contain a signaling micro chip or device where their location is monitored by lower frequency radar like NASA'S Operation Ice Bridge which has four different kinds of radar.
(d) These charges will not detonate until a drone with electromagnetic waves, which are matched to the right resonance frequencies, flies over the charge and sets off the detonator.
When the I-C-E expands from 2 feet thick to 4 feet thick, the normally used shipping lane may become impossible to navigate.
The ALTERNATIVE route that was designated to receive the charges, when the I-C-E was only 2 feet thick, will become the primary focus.
When the ships radar screen detects a charge is up ahead, the ship flies their drone to the charge and the matching electromagnetic frequencies detonates the charge at a safe distance.
This Fcracking I-C-E process (using shaped charges) is designed to CRACK and DISTORT the I-C-E where the ships thrust can slough (sluff off) the I-C-E to the sides enough to proceed.
The ships classifications will help determine the COC's decision to apply the Charges in the proper sequence.
EXAMPLE THREE :
Apply charge at 2 feet of I-C-E. Detonate at 4 feetof I-C-E.
Apply charge at 3 feet of I-C-E. Detonate at 6 feet of I-C-E.
Apply at 4 - Detonate at 8.
Apply at 5 - Detonate at 10.
The engineers who manufacture the shaped explosives will make the professional decisions as to what is needed to get the job done.