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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD/A-003 934, and AD/A-003 947.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ocean Systems, Incorporated

    11440 Isaac Newton Industrial Square North
    Reston, VA  United States  22070

    United States Coast Guard

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

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  • Pagination: 207 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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