Accession Number : ADA305543

Title :   Harbor Oil Spill Removal/Recovery Systems. Phase 2.

Descriptive Note : Executive summary,

Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA

PDF Url : ADA305543

Report Date : JUL 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The Navy has committed itself to the development of adequate capabilities to remove oil attributable to accidental spills from harbor waters. The overall program has evolved into three phases. The objective of Phase I, completed in FY-73, was to identify the best commercially available 'off-the-shelf' equipment for cleaning up spills in both confined and open harbor areas. The objectives of Phase II were to develop standard performance test procedures applicable to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) OHMSETT (Oil and Hazardous Materials Simulated Environmental Test Tank) facility, to improve equipment and procedures, and to evaluate utility equipment in a harbor. The objective of improving equipment and procedures included the following subtasks: development of a support system for containment booms; laboratory testing of a model skimmer and boom; full scale testing at OHMSETT; conducting a human factors study of oil spill cleanup equipment; development of oil spill cleanup scenarios, an oil spill cleanup data report form, and alternative methods of using oil spill containment boom; and a study of boom materials. This report summarizes Phase II. The objectives of Phase III, currently underway, are to conduct cost and system effectiveness studies of oil spill cleanup procedures, and to evaluate new equipment at OHMSETT. (MM)

Descriptors :   *WATER POLLUTION, *POLLUTION ABATEMENT, *OIL SPILLS, *OIL POLLUTION CONTAINMENT, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, HARBORS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, MOORING, BOOMS(EQUIPMENT), WEIRS.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE