PROTOTYPE HIGH-SEAS DISC-DRUM OIL RECOVERY SYSTEM

The delivered oil recovery unit was designed to recover up to 1,000 gpm of a wide variety of oils in up to Sea State 4 conditions, to survive Sea State 6, and to return to operating at a spill scene without major repair. The disc-drum oil recovery device is supported afloat by a catamaran made of inflatable rubber pontoons. Machinery is installed in the twin hulls and in the cross-structure connecting them. Principal machinery components are the diesel prime mover, the four recovered-oil transfer pumps, and the hydraulic power transmission system power pumps and drive motors. The system is remotely controlled, refueled, and monitored through a 330-ft-long umbilical. Recovered oil is transferred through a 300-ft-long, 10-in.-diameter transfer hose to a distribution manifold onboard the tending vessel. The two-unit system is transportable in a Coast Guard HC-130-B aircraft, on a truck trailer, and onboard a wide variety of ships.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lockheed Missiles and Space Company Incorporated

    111 Lockheed Way
    Sunnyvale, CA  United States  94088
  • Authors:
    • Scharfenstein, C F
    • Bevan, W T
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 247 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-15-75 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-24231-A, DOT-CG-32782-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM