DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH SEAS OIL RECOVERY SYSTEM. PHASE II. PROTOTYPE DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND TESTING. APPENDIX III. SYSTEMS TESTS. VOLUME I

The Phase-II report covers design, construction, and test of a prototype 2000 gpm oil recovery system for the high seas. The prototype system consists of a weir/basin assembly, transfer and control system, and auxiliary equipment which includes a handling system, packaging system, and a flotsam fence. The transfer system has four hydraulic-motor-driven gear pumps, a 300-ft. hydraulic umbilical, and oil-water interface sensor array, and a remote-control system. The report describes subsystems tests, component assembly, air transport capability, and a complete oil-recovery test in a pool at Battelle Northwest, Richland, WA. Pool tests utilized light and heavy fuel oils in calm water and 2 foot waves, with tow speeds to 2.76 knots.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-759522; Volume 2, Systems Tests, AD/A-003934/7, $5.75; Volume 3, Materials and Component Tests, AD/A-003946/1, $7.25; Volume 4, Systems Tests, AD/A-003947/9, $8.75.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ocean Systems, Incorporated

    11440 Isaac Newton Industrial Square North
    Reston, VA  USA  22070

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development, 400 7th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Beach, R L
    • March, F A
    • Brown, L S
    • Mc Mahon, T S
    • Papp, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-22651-A
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM