EVALUATION OF PUMPS AND SEPARATORS FOR ARCTIC OIL SPILL CLEANUP

Commercially available positive displacement pumps were evaluated for use in handling oil, water and ice mixtures during possible arctic oil spill cleanup operations. Pumps were assessed on the basis of weight, capacity, debris tolerance, self-priming capability and ability to operate in sub-freezing temperatures. The LFE Mildand and the Moyno progressive cavity pumps were found most suitable for the project purpose. Commercially available oil separators were evaluated for use in similar arctic cleanup conditions. None of the separators currently on the market were considered adequate for the project purpose. An A.P.I. design separator was constructed and tested in cold room conditions with satisfactory results. (Author) conditions with satisfactory results. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Technology Development Report (Environmental Impact Control Directorate).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Environment Canada

    Environmental Protection Service
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1A 1C8
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Science and Technology Information System
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPS-4-EC-79-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM