PERFORMANCE TESTS OF THREE FAST CURRENT OIL RECOVERY DEVICES

The USCG has a development effort under way for a device to recover oil in fast moving currents. The 1st stage of the development included a competitive evaluation of small-scale models of 7 different fast current oil recovery concepts. The 2 most promising concepts were developed into large-scale models. These 2 devices and a 3rd which evolved from a parallel state-of-the-art evaluation program were tested during the summer of 1976. The Shell ZRV large-scale model performed well in fast-current velocities in both calm seas and in a wave train. The Seaward Streaming Fiber Recovery Device performed well in fast currents in calm conditions but performed poorly in waves. The French Cyclonet 050 provided fair performance in medium currents and in calm condition but gave poor performance when waves were present.

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  • Pagination: p. 341-346

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  • Accession Number: 00177077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM