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Main Title Boom configuration tests for calm-water, medium-current oil spill diversion /
Author Breslin, Michael K.,
CORP Author Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Leonardo, NJ.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600-2-78-186; EPA-68-03-0490
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 04397450
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Oil spill booms ; Water--Pollution
Additional Subjects Oil pollution ; Containment ; Booms(Equipment) ; Water pollution ; Test facilities ; Towed bodies ; Bell nozzles ; Convergent divergent nozzles ; Performance tests ; Ocean currents ; Oil spills ; Oil pollution control ; Water pollution control
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EJED  EPA 600-2-78-186 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/02/2019
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-186 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-186 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-186 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-287 754 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 36 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The purpose of this test program was to determine the effects of boom angle, length, and rigging configuration on diversion of oil floating on moving streams. The B.F. Goodrich Seaboom was chosen for the program because of its availability, durability, and stability. It was rigged in different diversionary modes and towed into an oil slick at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Oil & Hazardous Materials Simulated Environmental Test Tank (OHMSETT) facility at various speeds, until critical stability speed was attained. Boom performance was recorded on photographs, video tapes, and observer notes. Results were evaluated in terms of the percentage of oil lost beneath the boom and away from the rear of the boom. A 'nozzle-shaped' boom configuration achieved the best diversion at tow speeds examined above 1.0 m/s. Different exits from the nozzle configuration were investigated to find which one released the oil with the least amount of entrainment and spreading. A straight exit with tapered ends worked best. Tests were conducted in accordance with a test matrix developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Contract no. 68-03-0490. "EPA 600-2-78-186." "August 1978." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references.