The results of a systems development program (Phase I) for preliminary design of a high seas oil recovery system are presented. Requirements were to project a system capable of recovering 2000 gpm of oil with a low water content. Oil would be recovered from the water surface by two continuous filter belts mounted in the center of a catamaran hull. The filter material retains oil but allows water to pass through freely. An additional oil/water separation system is not required. The system would include a 2000 gpm oil transfer system for offloading recovered oil. It may be used in conjunction with oil containment booms, floating oil storage bags, barges, or small tankers. The system would be designed to operate in waves up to 5 ft. average height. The system would be required to be transported by land vehicles or C-130 cargo aircraft. This report describes basic filter material performance testing, model basin testing, filter belt development, subsystem requirements definition, and preliminary design.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Martin Marietta Corporation

    Aerospace Division
    Denver, CO  United States  80201

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Moses, R O
    • Blackstone, S L
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 308 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-14058-A
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM