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Main Title Performance testing of selected inland oil spill control equipment /
Author McCracken, W. E. ; McCracken., William E.
CORP Author Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Leonardo, N.J.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-150; MHSM/LNJ-01; EPA-68-03-0490
Stock Number PB-279 078
OCLC Number 03355010
Subjects Oil spills ; Oil spill booms ; Pollution control equipment
Additional Subjects Oil spills ; Oil pollution control ; Water pollution control equipment ; Skimmers ; Booms(Equipment) ; Performance tests ; Water waves ; Ocean currents ; Test facilities ; Fuel oil ; Lubricating oils ; Oil pollution removal ; Oil retention booms
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-150 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/10/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-150 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-150 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-279 078 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 113 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm.
Standardized performance tests were conducted at the Environmental Protection Agency's test facility, OHMSETT, with various off-the-shelf inland oil-spill control and clean-up devices. Operability limits were defined and then quantified via testing for eight boom systems and eight stationary skimmers. This information allows those concerned with spill control to match the proper equipment with the existing environmental conditions (wave characteristics, current, and oil properties) associated with an oil spill in inland waters. Boom systems were tested in the catenary (U) configuration for oil collection capabilities and in the diversionary (J) configuration for fast current oil diversion capabilities. Booms were first tested for stability capabilities over a wide range of wave conditions without oil and then in wave conditions within their operational stability limits with oil. Booms and stationary skimmers were tested in the same wave conditions and oils. Two test oils were used--No. 2 Fuel Oil and Sunvis 75 Lubrication Oil (without additives).
"August 1977." "Contract no. 68-03-0490." Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-46).