TESTING OF NEW DEVICE FOR REMOVING OIL SLICKS FROM THE SURFACE OF OPEN WATER

A description of a practical oil-recovery device with the original aim of three basic oil-recovery capabilities maintained in balance and at a high level under various wave, wind, current, and other conditions. The new recovery device possesses the following characteristics. It has good mobility, being able to move under its own power. By expanding the skimming width, a large amount of oil can be recovered in a short period of time. It gathers and recovers thin and scattered oil stratum, and no oil remains after its passage. Despite waves, it automatically gathers only oil and recovers it. It is believed that a wide range of applications is possible for this recovery device, not only for the recovery of oil in the case of large spillage resulting from an explosion of the oil wells on the sea bed and large-sized tankers accidents, but also for small-scale spillage at crude oil loading and unloading piers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 6th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 6-8, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • Tezuka, T
    • Aramaki, K
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 625-636
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #2000
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM