This report covers an evaluation of the Bailey Monitor aboard the Esso Scotia. As a result of this work, it is concluded that the system is sufficiently sensitive to detect low concentrations of crude oil in water. As a quantitative measuring device, a number of factors affected the accuracy of the system. These included improper calibration and signal saturation effects which can introduce small to major errors in the readings. These errors can be greatly reduced by incorporating a number of improvements pointed out in this report. The manufacturer is currently working on solutions in these problem areas. In summary, the Bailey Oil Content Monitor system appears to offer promise as a sensitive, useful device if certain necessary improvements are made and sufficient attention is given to its installation, use and maintenance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Esso Research and Engineering Company

    P.O. Box 101
    Florham Park, NJ  United States  07932
  • Authors:
    • Moreau, J O
    • Heigl, J J
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EE.8TMR-73
  • Contract Numbers: C-1-35049
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM