Accession Number : AD0782567

Title :   Evaluation Test of a Small Harbor Oil Spill Retrieval Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


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