Accession Number : ADA308186

Title :   Oil/Water Separator Test And Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Murdoch, Michele A. ; Bitting, Kenneth R. ; Nordvik, Atle

PDF Url : ADA308186

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 278

Abstract : Four oil/water separators were tested in 1992 in a project jointly sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center and the Marine Spill Response Corporation. The objective of the test program was to evaluate the performance of oil/water separators under a variety of conditions that replicated operating conditions expected during an offshore oil spill recovery operation. The separators tested were the Alfa-Laval OFPX 413 disk-stack centrifuge. Conoco Specialty Products' Vortoil Oilspill Separation System, International Separation Technology's Intr-Septor 250 and a simple gravity tank. Separation performance was documented for a range of influent oil/water ratios, using crude and a water-in-oil emulsion. Simulated sea motion, the addition of emulsion breaker, and debris in the influent were other variables included in the test program. Observations on separator operability, reliability, maintenance requirements, safety and transportability also were documented. Complete test results and analysis are included in the report. Recommended system improvements, based on manufacturers' input and performance analysis also are included. Test methods and parameters are fully documented in the report.

Descriptors :   *WATER, *OILS, *SEPARATORS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MAINTENANCE, INPUT, REQUIREMENTS, MANUFACTURING, PERFORMANCE TESTS, TEST METHODS, RELIABILITY, TRANSPORTABLE, GRAVITY, SPILLING, COAST GUARD RESEARCH, EMULSIONS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE