PERFORMANCE TESTS OF OFF-THE-SHELF OIL SKIMMERS

Five advancing-type commercially available oil skimmers were tested at the EPA'S OHMSETT facility. Four were found to be low speed devices, with very low thruput efficiency at speeds greater than 1.25 kt to 1.5 kt. One device, the Cyclonet, recovered oil best at speeds of 4 kt to 6 kt. Typical oil recovery rates were 10 gpm to 20 gpm. Improvements in the design, use, and testing procedures for these types of skimmers are suggested.

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  • Pagination: p. 917-930

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138271
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V3, OTC 2696 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM