Accession Number : AD0779629

Title :   Laboratory Evaluation of the Emulsifying Characteristics of Pumps.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FOSTER-MILLER ASSOCIATES INC WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s) : Harvey,Andrew C. ; Guzdar,Adi R. ; Friswell,David R.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : The program was devoted to a laboratory investigation of the emulsifying characteristics of different pumps suitable for shipboard pumping of bilge and ballast water oily wastes. The tests were designed to investigate the effect of several parameters, such as oil type, input oil concentration, detergent, pump operating characteristics (pressure and flow rate), and salt versus fresh water, on emulsification. Tests were conducted on the Foster-Miller test loop. No. 2 fuel oil, lubricating oil and No. 6 fuel oil were the oils tested at concentrations ranging from 1 to 10%. The oils were tested with and without the addition of 10% Gamlen D surfactant. The pumps used were a Parker Diaphragm pump, a Blackmer Sliding Vane pump, an Ingersoll Rand Centrifugal pump and a Deming Centrifugal pump. Pump pressure ranged from 10 to 60 psi and flow rates from 10 to 100 gpm. A total of 270 tests were conducted covering 198 different operating points, 108 concerning pump comparison, 54 concerning oil concentration and surfactant, and 45 concerning salt water.

Descriptors :   *Pumps, Shipboard, Emulsions, Water, Oils, Bilges, Ballast, Centrifugal pumps, Surface active substances, Oil pollution

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE