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Main Title Performance tests of four selected oil spill skimmers /
Author Urban, Robert W., ; Graham, Douglas J. ; Schwartz, Sol H.
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Author Title of a Work
Graham, Douglas J.,
Schwartz, Sol H.,
CORP Author Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Leonardo, NJ. ;Pollution Abatement Associates, Corte Madera, CA. Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency ; available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-204; EPA-68-03-0490
Stock Number PB-288 549
OCLC Number 04517250
ISBN EP 1.23/2:600/2-78-204
Subjects Oil spills ; Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc
Additional Subjects Oil pollution ; Skimmers ; Boats ; Catamarans ; Vortex generators ; Test facilities ; Design ; Oil pollution removal ; Oil spills
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EHAM  TD427.P4U73 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-204 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/29/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-204 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-204 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-204 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-288 549 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 70 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A series of performance tests were conducted at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's OHMSETT test facility with four selected oil spill pickup devices (skimmers). Each of the four skimmers was tested for two weeks with both high and low viscosity oils. The objectives of the tests were to establish the range of best performance for each skimmer under the manufacturer's design limits and to document test results on 16mm film and by quantitative measures of performance. The four oil skimmers studied by the OHMSETT Interagency Test Committee were: (1) Oil Mop Skimmer - A catamaran vessel designed primarily for oil skimming at speeds above 1.5 m/s. (2) Cyclonet 050 - A device mounted on an inflatable boat designed for oil skimming in relatively calm water. (3) Clowsor Skimmer - A unit designed primarily for recovering oil at very high rates while held stationary in calm water. (4) Bennett Mark 6E - A semi-catamaran vessel designed for skimming oil at speeds up to 1.5 m/s. A total of 198 individual data test runs were made during the course of the 8-week test program. Each skimmer was tested to the limit of its design conditions and beyond.
Issued Sept. 1978. Prepared by Pollution Abatement Associates, Corte Madera, California, and Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., under contract no. Contract Number: 68-03-0490.