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  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
    • 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