Hydraulically powered, submersible oil transfer pumps were tested at the Naval Coastal Systems Center. The tests were performed under controlled temperature and discharge pressure conditions to simulate the cold weather and long discharge lines often encountered during emergency oil offloading in high latitudes. Five different pumps were tested. Of the five pumps, two were centrifugal, two were progressive cavity types, and one was a vertical turbine pump. The two centrifugal pumps performed better than was expected while the vertical turbine pump was determined to be unsuitable at the lower test temperatures. The progressive cavity pumps were determined to be unsuitable in their present configurations, but deserve further investigation because of their unique properties. The test effort led to the development of an empirical method for estimating pump efficiency at extremely high viscosities, and most important, to the creation of a Navy Specification for the development and procurement of a petroleum, oils, and lubricants transfer system to be used for offloading stranded Tankers in emergency situations.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
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  • Authors:
    • Jolliff, J V
    • Mittleman, J
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 239-251
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  • Accession Number: 00312242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM