EVALUATION TEST OF A SMALL HARBOR OIL SPILL RETRIEVAL SYSTEM

An evaluation test was conducted to obtain performance data and develop an acceptance test procedure for a small oil spill retrieval system requiring no more than two men for its deployment and operation. It was found that the use of a simple, floating gravity separator provides a 6.8 to 1 reduction in fluid volume recovered by the simple weir-type SLURP skimmer. This reduction of oil-water volume allows the use of a compact, collapsible 300 gallon storage bag in the bed of a standard 3/4 ton pickup for recovery of small harbor oil spills. The present combination of a SLURP skimmer, single diaphragm pump, floating separator and collapsible storage bag can be effectively deployed by two men from a single pickup truck. A reproduceable test procedure was delineated for use as a first article acceptance test for this type of equipment. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Harding Pollution Control Corporation

    Bellingham, WA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • GRAHAM, D J
    • Somers, L
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00024-73-C-0273
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM