Accession Number : AD0164124

Title :   Floating Suction Head.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : O'Brien,John A.

Report Date : 12 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention comprises a device for collecting spilled oil from an ocean surface and includes a buoyant suction head preferably circular in design with a plurality of suction ports around the periphery. A floating hose connects the suction head to a suitable pump which adequately removes the oil to a holding area. Several heads are adapted to operate simultaneously off the same suction source. The head itself is circumscribed by screens to protect the head and pump from debris.

Descriptors :   (*Vacuum apparatus, *Patents), Oils, Water pollution

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE