Accession Number : AD0782567
Title : Evaluation Test of a Small Harbor Oil Spill Retrieval Systems.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : HARDING POLLUTION CONTROL CORP BELLINGHAM WASH
Personal Author(s) : Graham,D. J. ; Somers,L.
Report Date : JUL 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 38
Abstract : An evaluation test was conducted to obtain performance data and develop an acceptance test procedure for a small oil spill retrieval system requiring no more than two men for its deployment and operation. It was found that the use of a simple, floating gravity separator provides a 6.8 to 1 reduction in fluid volume recovered by the simple weir-type SLURP skimmer. This reduction of oil-water volume allows the use of a compact, collapsible 300 gallon storage bag in the ved of a standard 3/4 ton pickup for recovery of small harbor oil spills. The present combination of a SLURP skimmer, single diaphram pump, floating separator and collapsible storage bag can be effectively deployed by two men from a single pickup truck. A reproduceable test procedure was delineated for use as a first article acceptance test for this type of equipment. (Author)
Descriptors : *Oil spills, *Separators, Portable equipment, Performance(Engineering)
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE