In the early 70's, a requirement for a shore based ballast reception capability at Navy bulk fuel facilities was recognized through studies which identified and quantified all Navy-generated oily wastes in each port complex containing Navy managed bulk fuel facility. It was also recognized by the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) that substantial monetary savings could be realized by treating ballast water with a real time system.. In 1974, NAVSUP undertook a research and development program whose objective was to advance the state-of-the-art in oil/water separation so that ships could be deballasted at a rate up to 3000 gallons per minute without requiring extensive storage ashore. The outcome of this R&D Program was the oil/water separator, designated OPC-3000, which is described in this paper. It is installed and operating at the Craney Island Fuel Depot in Portsmouth, VA.

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  • Authors:
    • Mittleman, J
    • DiNenna, V
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 77CH1272-4 OEC Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM