DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION OF AN OPEN OCEAN OIL RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR USE IN WAVES

Presents the results of a program, conducted by JBF Scientific, to establish the requirements for, and then to build and test, an open ocean oil recovery system for operation in high wave environments. The paper includes a study of past massive spills so that the operational requirements for the system could be established. A computer assisted investigation was also made to determine the performance characteristics of different length oil skimmers, when operating in high wave environments. After selection of the basic hull size, a complete oil recovery system was designed. This first operational unit was built for the U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage, and will be tested in open waters in April 1974.

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

    Offshore Technology Conference

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    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • Johanson, E E
    • Bianchi, R A
    • Farrell, J H
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 559-576
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #1995
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM