TESTS OF OIL RECOVERY DEVICES IN BROKEN ICE FIELDS. PHASE I

This is the final report of full size tests of two oil spill recovery devices, the Lockheed Clean Sweep Model R2003 and the Marco Pollution Control Class I Oil Recovery System, operating in a simulated Arctic environment incorporating below freezing temperature and ice infested waters. Tests were conducted with both devices in broken fresh water ice and salt water ice, with No. 2 diesel oil and a crude oil selected to closely match the properties of Prudhoe Bay crude oil, at temperatures of +25F and +15F. These tests demonstrated that with minor hardware modifications and the proper operating procedures, both devices will successfully recover crude oil and No. 2 diesel oil spilled in a broken ice field of moderate icepiece size.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Arctec Incorporated

    Wilde Lake Village Green, Suite 255
    Columbia, MD  United States  21043
  • Authors:
    • Schultz, L A
    • Deslauriers, P C
    • Voelker, R P
    • Halstad, O M
    • Abrams, D E
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 228-CUSCG-D-130-75 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-51487-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM