The nature of high seas oil spills required the development of special devices which would operate and recover oil in the rough water environment. The importance of fast response to these situations dictated certain size and weight requirements and the oil spills predicted, dicated the recovery rate capability. These specifications are outlines and a history of events leading to the development and test of prototype systems is discussed. Certain of the oil recovery techniques are mentioned. Devices carried to prototype or advanced laboratory model level are discussed. Examples are: the Free Vortex, the Weir-Basin, and the Disc-Drum. Attention is given to the theory of operation of these systems. Oil tests and sea tests of these devices are discussed. The capability of these systems are a result of recent design changes and tests is covered.

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  • Pagination: p. 503-513

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  • Accession Number: 00128405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap OTC 2196 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM