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From: Ruth DeLaMater Bundy or Ralph Charles Whitley, Sr.


Date: 5/15/2010 10:48:00 PM
To: backflow2@verizon.net; charlie.crist@myflorida.com; President Barack Obama; CFO Alex
Sink; storms.ronda.web@flsenate.gov; Senator Bill Nelson; bobby.jindal@la.gov
Cc: info@deepwater.com; horizonsupport@oegllc.com; askdoj@usdoj.gov;
criminal.division@usdoj.gov
Subject: SUPER IMPORTANT QUESTION ----- ONE OR TWO INCH PIPE 5,000 FEET
HOLDING PRESSURIZED HYDRAULIC FLUID TO CONTROL BOP --- NO CHECK
VALVES OR BACKFLOW PROTECTION ON SAME TO KEEP THE PIPING CHARGED IN
AN EMERGENCY AT THE BOP ?

Ladies and Gentlemen of the TASK FORCES: Please send this to LABEOC direct
for the genius engineers to review IMMEDIATELY !

My profession in Florida is being a State Certified Plumbing Contractor PLUS


specialist in Backflow Assembly Installation, Repair and Installation makes me
question what is MISSING AND NOT BEEN THOUGHT OF WITH THE
MANUFACTURERS OF THE BOP AVAILABLE INSTANTLY for consultations and
there must be a WET LAB to attempt to repair what is not working or ATTACH a
face plate or some component so that IT will WORK ! 21 days and this has not
been solved how to close a partially closed BOP since the Hydraulic Lines leaked
OIL into the sea perhaps because NO CHECK VALVES prevented same in all of the
sections used. THAT SHOULD CHANGE !

In that it would appear ONE line from the TOP all the way down to the bottom HAD
a line for hydraulic oil pressurized I am ASKING AND BEGGING for BP or
Tansocean or even CAMERON, manufacturer of the BOP, to provide me and the
entire TASK FORCE investigating this partial CLOSURE problem with a PDF
MANUAL or description or pints of the FRONT PANEL of the BOP controls for ROV
use.

Many no doubt laughed at the belief from this OLD PLUMBER that the ROV was
turning the valve the wrong way counter clockwise but I ask someone to provide a
PICTURE of the ROV panel to see if the sequence is from LEFT TO RIGHT
movement OR is it what was used by the ROV operator RIGHT TO LEFT which
would have indicated OPENING. 22 DAYS OR MORE AND YOU STILL HAVE NOT
SOLVED THE BASIC PROBLEM SO PERHAPS YOU WILL NOW LOOK SERIOUSLY
AT THIS POST !

SECOND PROBLEM. No backflow or CHECK VALVES on the entire OIL RIG


HYDRAULIC LINES KEEPING PRESSURE IN BOP OR OTHER AREAS FOR 5000
FEET IF OPENED AT SURFACE ? Such makes no sense folks. No way on this BOP
model to cut into or remove couplings attaching HYDRAULIC OIL TO CHARGE the
system and RETRY SHUTTING DOWN THE BOP by ROV OR USE ELECTRICAL
CONTACT BY ROV BATTERIES PERHAPS ? NO WAY TO MAKE UP A FLANGE
TO JOIN THE SUPPLY SIDE FLANGE WITH SPECIAL CONNECTORS ALLOWING
FULL PRESSURIZATION OF HYDRAULIC LINES AND SEAL THE PIPE WITH A
BALL VALVE WELDED INTO THE PIPE AND A SECOND DOWNSTREAM FLANGE
TO CONNECT WITH ANOTHER PIPE AFTER THE BALL VALVE TO DRAW OFF THE

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LIQUID AND GAS OR SHUT DOWN THE ENTIRE WELL OUTPUT ? Six bolts means
one bolt long to allow positioning with ball valve open on a flange then ROV swing
unit over where second ROV can push down LONG BOLTS with NUTS ON TOP
then start tightening unit in place while GAS AND OIL are flowing through the
section and OUT of the downstream open pipe where there is another special
flange which could be used later. LIKE WE DO HERE ON LAND OR
UNDERWATER FOLKS ! NO WELDERS UP TO THE TASK CERTIFIED AND
COMPETENT TO MAKE THOSE WELDS AND THIS CONNECTION OR FLANGE
CONNECTOR CAN BE CUT IMMEDIATELY AND WELDED INTO PLACE THEN WITH
THE LONGER 12 INCH OR MORE bolt AND nut IN PLACE TO HOLD SAME IT CAN
BE BROUGHT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM WITH ONE ROV AND HELD IN POSITION
WHILE SECOND ROV ATTACHES NUTS TO PULL IT DOWN A LITTLE THEN YOU
SWING IT OVER THE GUSHING PIPE WITH GAS, WASH YOUR CAMERA LENS
AND START ADDING BOLTS AND NUTS TO PULL IT DOWN ON THE FLANGE
OPEN UNTIL TIGHT THEN SHUT DOWN THE BALL VALVE AND STOP THE LEAK
UNTIL EVERYTHING CAN BE CLEANED UP AND BOTTOM CLEARED !

Hard to believe the manufacture did not have a section where something could be
unscrewed and PRESSURE LINE ATTACHED TO OVER RIDE ANY SURFACE
HYDRAULIC FLUID BEING APPLIED then SHUT HER DOWN !

Look at the pump lines for Hydraulic and MUD !


I see flanges which can be taken apart and matched up
With new ball valves high psi then one long BOLT allow
New flange and two pumping sections to be placed on
A section of line above the BOP perhaps before the bendcrack.

Imagine welding fittings to recharge the Hydraulic Lines !


Imagine leaving the main flow OPEN with a ball valve that once
Pulled down onto the flange even at the top of the BOP you can
Shut down this leak and come back perhaps with something after
Shutting down to reconnect piping to the TOP for normal use.

LOOK AT THE MANUAL PAGES AND CALL THE BOP

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ENGINEERS TO SEE HOW TO MAKE IT WORK !!!!!


ELECTIC >>>>>MAYBE NOT REQUIRED WITH ROV !

My suggestions are ALL FINISHED and you will not see any more e-mails on use of
INSERTION OR CAPPING items but this view of the casing sections tells me that
there are indeed OPTIONS no one has covered like making up a flange allowing re-
pumping of hydraulic oil and CAPPING of the downstream flange with ball valves
OPEN until you get it swung in position using one LONG THREADED BOLT
PERHAPS then having the ROV swing it over the flange even with reduced
pressure allowing same to be positioned with second ROV placing bolts in flange
then one ROV can start holding while the other attaches screws to pull the special
sealing metal flange down onto the space AND then you can hook up single
HYDRAULIC PIPING and pressurize the BOP. How you get electric down to use
same will be a mystery simply because no one indicated HOW to manually shut
down the BOP with hydraulic lines leaking same into the GULF.

Again.

THIS IS THE LAST MESSAGE UNLESS SOMEONE CAN SEND THE BOP MANUAL
INFORMATION AND PANEL PICTURES ON ONE SIMILAR TO REVIEW.

THERE MUST BE A PLAN B, PLAN C IF HYDRAULIC LINES ARE BROKEN FROM


AN EXPLOSION OR ANY OTHER EVENT LIKE HURRICANE PUSHING THE DP
MODE UNIT OFF COURSE ! Obviously this spill involves the entire NATION so
many of us old folks are trying to review options to submit to the new younger
EXPERTS who are missing something perhaps ! CHECK WITH MANUFACTURER
AS THERE MUST HAVE BEEN FAILURES IN THE PAST AND OVER RIDE SYSTEMS
TO ALLOW CLOSING NOW THAT IT IS, ACCORDING TO THE USCG, PARTIALLY
CLOSED !

Ralph Charles Whitley, Sr. CFC032631


Backflow Prevention, Inc.
4532 W. Kennedy Blvd. PMB-276
Tampa, Florida 33609-2042 USA
Phone: 813-286-2333

SKYPE ralphwhitleysr

051510 @ 10:47 PM Eastern

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From: Ralph C. Whitley Sr.


Date: 5/15/2010 4:41:10 PM
To: backflow2@verizon.net; charlie.crist@myflorida.com; President Barack Obama; CFO Alex
Sink; Ronda Storms; bill@billnelson.senate.gov; bobby.jindal@la.gov
Cc: info@deepwater.com; horizonsupport@oegllc.com; askdoj@usdoj.gov;
criminal.division@usdoj.gov
Subject: FW: Brenelle.com Webmessage

FYI.  I sincerely believe this can be made up anywhere and tested on a 6 inch section of well casing and IF 
it works will seal the pipe after being made up really tight with ROV’s then closing the ball valve on 4 or 5 
inch steel pipe instead of the solid threaded rod.  SEE Brenelle Enterprises PICTURE and you too will 
understand what us Plumbers take for granted when soldering or replacing a section of pipe underground 
or underwater.

The model shown might work at say 100 PSI with tubing but you need

15,000 PSI protection with special ball valves and heavy steel piping.

IT CAN WORK IF YOU THINK IT OUT AND USE THEIR DRAWINGS !!!!!

HOW FAST CAN YOU MAKE TWO…..ONE FOR THE SECOND LEAK AWAY FROM THE BOP THEN ONE FOR 
THE LEAK AT THE BOP RISER ?

IF I AM CORRECT YOU SOLVE THE FLOW AND GAS ESCAPE AND CAN, AT YOUR LEISURE USE SAME TO 
PULL OUT OIL AND GAS TO THE SURFACE WITH PROPER SAFETY AND BALL VALVES SHUT OFF BY ROV 
LATER  AND BOP AT SURFACE ON VESSEL. 

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Ruth DeLaMater Bundy and Ralph Charles Whitley Sr.  CFC032631

Backflow Prevention, Inc.   Phone :  813‐286‐2333  SKYPE ralphwhitleysr

Tampa

051510

From: Brenelle Website [mailto:no_reply@brenelle.com]


Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2010 3:13 PM
To: backflow2@verizon.net
Subject: Brenelle.com Webmessage

Thank You
for your question or comment to
Brenelle.com

A summary of your comment:


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Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 3:13
pm
your Name: Ralph Charles Whitley, Sr.
Email: backflow2@verizon.net
Telephone: 813-286-2333
Comment:
I have recommended that BOP, Transocean
and U.S. Government utilize your 4 inch tool
concept to make a PLUG for the bottom at
5000 feet where the Gulf Oil Spill is leaking.
Such seems PERFECT for stopping the flow
and we can and will provide you with a copy of
the e-mail sent to the President PLUS you can
send those BP professionals any ideas using 3
or 4 inch steel pipe copying your invention with
a ball valve rated at 15000 psi perhaps on a

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short section as needed. Ralph 051510 Tampa


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