DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH SEAS OIL RECOVERY SYSTEM. PHASE II. APPENDIX III. SYSTEMS TESTS. VOLUME IV

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, an 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/A-003 946.
  • 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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 292 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090099
  • 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