A summary of the feasibility studies of three concepts for oil-in-water content monitors, developed under separate Coast Guard contracts, is presented. The three concepts described - (1) oil fluorescence total luminescence scanning, - (2) small angle forward light scattering and (3) light scattering at 45, 90 and 135 degrees and turbidity at 0 deg - are followed through a two phase developmental program. The breadboard devices described are capable of linear monitor response to known oil mixtures over the range of 0-400 ppm with a maximum error of +15% (excluding Bunker 'C'). Original monitor designs and phase II design modifications are presented. Individual contractor test program results of a USCG developed test matrix are summarized. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supersedes Rept. no. USCG-D-188-75, AD-A022 960.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development, 400 7th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Skewes, R L
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VSCG-D-28-77 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM