EVALUATION OF MEMBRANE OIL POLLUTION PREVENTION SYSTEM RESEARCH CONDUCTED FOR THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AND THE UNITED STATES NAVY

This report reviews and evaluates the research and engineering development efforts on the membrane oil pollution prevention system (MOPPS) conducted for the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy. Scale model tanks were used to define and evaluate problems associated with the dynamic response of membrane configurations under simulated operating conditions. A commercially available neoprene-nylon-nitrile elastomer has been determined to be the best material for the membrane. Evaluation of the physical properties of the full scale thickness material indicates that the elastomer can withstand abrasion, oil immersion, creasing, wrinkling and pressure fluctuations. Preliminary results indicate little susceptibility to biodeterioration.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Daedalean Associates Incorporated

    15110 Federick Road
    Woodbine, MD  United States  21797

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development, 400 7th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hochrein, AAJ
    • Helm, J D
    • Thiruvengadam, A P
  • Publication Date: 1975-8-29

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., USCG-D-175-75
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-52312
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM