TESTS OF THE ARCTIC BOAT CONFIGURATION OF THE LOCKHEED CLEAN SWEEP OIL RECOVERY SYSTEM IN A BROKEN ICE FIELD

This project consisted of full size tests of the Arctic Boat configuration of the Lockheed Model R2003 Clean Sweep oil spill recovery device operating in a simulated Arctic environment incorporating freezing temperatures and ice infested waters. Tests were conducted in a broken fresh water ice field of moderate ice piece size with crude oil. The tests were directed towards the evaluation of the oil recovery performance of the Arctic Boat configuration in comparison to the performance obtained from the unmodified device in tests conducted for the U.S. Coast Guard. The test results indicated that the oil recovery performance as measured by oil recovery rate and throughput efficiency is improved in the case of the Arctic Boat configuration with little effect on oil recovery efficiency in comparison to the unmodified unit, assuming that a suitable method is developed for the recovery of oil contained within the throughput barrier region. The Arctic Boat configuration tested showed a great tendency towards drum jamming, and a far greater tendency towards ice rafting than was the case for the unmodified device. The oil recovery performance tests also indicated that the performance of the unit is highly dependent upon operating conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Arctec, Incorporated

    9104 Red Branch Road
    Columbia, MD  USA  21045
  • Authors:
    • Schultz, L A
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 290-C Final Rpt., USCG-D-108-76
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-51487-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM