Accession Number : ADA017000

Title :   Prototype High-Seas Disc-Drum Oil Recovery System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 72-Oct 74,


Personal Author(s) : Scharfenstein,C. F. ; Beran,W. T.

Report Date : JUN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 247

Abstract : The delivered oil recovery unit was designed to recover up to 1,000 gpm of a wide variety of oils in up to Sea State 4 conditions, to survive Sea State 6, and to return to operating at a spill scene without major repair. The disc-drum oil recovery device is supported afloat by a catamaran made of inflatable rubber pontoons. Machinery is installed in the twin hulls and in the cross-structure connecting them. Principal machinery components are the diesel prime mover, the four recovered-oil transfer pumps, and the hydraulic power transmission system power pumps and drive motors. The system is remotely controlled, refueled, and monitored through a 330-ft-long umbilical. Recovered oil is transferred through a 300-ft-long, 10-in.-diameter transfer hose to a distribution manifold onboard the tending vessel. The two-unit system is transportable in a Coast Guard HC-130-B aircraft, on a truck trailer, and onboard a wide variety of ships.

Descriptors :   *Oil pollution, *Separators, Recovery, Water pollution, Performance tests, Transportation, Oceans, Offshore, Oil spills, Pumps, Ships, Coast Guard

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE