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 United States 22070
United States Coast GuardOffice of Research and Development, 400 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 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