Accession Number : ADA319794

Title :   At-Sea Evaluation of the Coast Guard VOSS, NOFI-V, and FIOCS Oil Recovery Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Eisenberg, Kedric C. ; Etxegoien, Jon F. ; Furey, Debroah A.

PDF Url : ADA319794

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 184

Abstract : At-sea evaluations of the U.S. Coast Guard Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System (CG VOSS) were conducted to determine its seaworthiness, handling and towing characteristics. The M/V TROJAN, a 225 ft offshore supply vessel, was used to evaluate the CG VOSS, the NOFI-V Sweep, and the FIOCS systems during trials off the coast of Groton, CT and near Montauk Point, Long Island. The system outriggers were instrumented to measure strain during standard operations and maneuvers. Load cells were attached to handling lines to determine tensions in the various systems during operations. Depth gauges were placed along the CG VOSS boom skirt and the NOFI-V Sweep boom skirt to determine the dynamics of these booms in calm water and heavy seas through their maximum operational speeds. Hydrodynamic and structural performance of the systems were presented.

Descriptors :   *SEA TESTING, *WATER POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT, *COAST GUARD SHIPS, *SEAWORTHINESS, TEST AND EVALUATION, VELOCITY, RECOVERY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), DYNAMICS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, WATER, STRAIN(MECHANICS), STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, TENSION, HANDLING, HYDRODYNAMICS, TOWING, LOAD CELLS.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE