Extended capability floating buoy designed to detect petroleum oils ranging in composition from crude to kerosene has been developed and performance tested. This buoy is powered by a land based low voltage direct current power supply at nominally 12 volts. The average total power requirements for the buoy are less than 0.75 watts. The detection system employs fluorescent techniques whereby the oils floating on the water surface are excited by short wavelength ultraviolet radiation and produce, by fluorescence emission, radiation in the near ultraviolet and blue end of the visible spectrum. The fluorescent radiation is selectively detected to produce an alarm condition. Improvements have been made to the mechanical packaging to facilitate deployment and field service.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Spectrogram Corporation

    North Haven, CT  United States 

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Gram, H R
  • Publication Date: 1975-3-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0250 Final Rpt., USCG-D-39-75
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-43345
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1976 12:00AM