DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH SEAS OIL RECOVERY SYSTEM. PHASE II. APPENDIX II. MATERIALS AND COMPONENT TESTS. VOLUME III
A prototype 2000-gpm, high seas oil recovery system has been designed and built by Ocean Systems, Inc., and tested to determine its basic performance characteristics. The recovery system consists of a weir/basin assembly, a transfer and control system, and auxiliary gear, including a handling system, packaging system, and a flotsam fence. The transfer system includes four hydraulic-motor-driven gear pumps, a 300-foot long, ten-inch diameter transfer hose, a diesel/hydraulic power supply, a 300-foot hydraulic umbilical, an oil-water interface sensor array and a remote control system. System tests included a test of the transfer system, component assembly, air transport, and finally oil recovery operations in a test pond. The pond tests were conducted at Battelle Northwest, Richland, Wa, in a large concrete tank. Tests were performed using both light and heavy fuel oils in calm water and in two-foot waves and at tow speeds up to 2.67 knots.
- See also AD/A-003 934, and AD/A-003 947.
Ocean Systems, Incorporated11440 Isaac Newton Industrial Square North
Reston, VA USA 22070
United States Coast GuardOffice of Research and Development, 400 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Beach, R L
- March, F A
- Brown, L S
- McMahon, T S
- Papp, J
- Publication Date: 1973-6
- Pagination: 207 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Control systems; Economic efficiency; Hydraulic structures; Mechanical analysis; Oil spills; Performance; Test procedures
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Hydraulic models; Model tests; Recovery
- Old TRIS Terms: Performance engineering
- Subject Areas: Construction; Economics;
- Accession Number: 00090098
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-22651-A
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM