A method and apparatus for recovering oil spills on water comprise surrounding an oil spill with booms attached to a recovery vessel having sluice gate openings in its bow and then moving the vessel into the oil spill while applying pumping suction action at the openings to draw the oil into the vessel. The oil and any water entering the vessel with the oil is directed along a horizontally disposed and heated conduit where the oil is allowed to seek its natural level above the water. Baffle means are provided along the conduit to entrap the oil above the water from whence the oil is drawn off to a storage and settling tank. A U bend is formed in the conduit to recover any remaining oil in the system before the water is discharged from the vessel.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • File date 3 Nov 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Strain (PJ)

  • Authors:
    • Strain, P J
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-17

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: US PAT 4,120,793
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM