A testing program was conducted by Arctic Canada Limited for the Environmetnal Protection Service whereby various commercially available pump designs were evaluated with respect to the requirements for general-purpose transfer pumping in oil spill cleanup situations. In addition to making comments about the specific units tested, effort was devoted towards the development of criteria for pumps to be utilized for this application. These criteria and the test observations led to generalizations about classes of pump designs in relation to oil spill operations. Eleven pumps were tested representing a range of hydrodynamic and positive displacement designs. Results indicate that a solids-tolerant positive displacement pump has application for spill cleanup use, whereas a diaphragm design shows much potential for an effective pumping system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environment Canada

    Environmental Protection Service
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1A 1C8
  • Authors:
    • Purves, W F
    • Solsberg, L B
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Science and Technology Information System
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPS-4-EC-78-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM