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Main Title Performance testing of the soviet oil/debris skimmer
Author Lichte, H. W.
CORP Author Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Leonardo, NJ.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/2-81/154; EPA-68-03-2642
Stock Number PB81-244790
OCLC Number 48410424
Additional Subjects Skimmers ; Oil pollution ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Oil spills
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ELBD  EPA 600-2-81-154 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/16/2001
NTIS  PB81-244790 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 32 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abstract Performance evaluation of a Soviet oil skimmer was conducted at the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Oil and Hazardous Materials Simulated Environmental Test Tank in 1979. The skimmer was provided by the Black Sea Central Planning and Designing Bureau, Odessa. The test program was designed at OHMSETT to evaluate the oil skimming capability of a specially modified Soviet skimmer, Model 2550/4. The self-propelled vessel is 17.7 meters long and weighs 39 metric tons. The 111 kilowatt diesel engine drives a ducted propeller water jet propulsion system. The vessel is capable of five knots forward speed and skims effectively at speeds from zero to two knots. The unique combination of various weir designs into one system, vessel mobility, the efficient use of energy, a series type oil/water gravity separator, and the propulsion techniques all suggest it to be an effective harbor skimmer. The oil recovery rate of 12.4 cubic meters per hour was confirmed using OHMSETT heavy test oil (1.5 pascal seconds and 0.95 specific gravity) in calm water conditions. Recovery efficiency was 85 percent at 1.5 knots forward speed and throughput efficiency was 90 percent at one knot forward speed. Performance dropped for skimming light oils at faster speeds and higher wave conditions. The skimmer collected 64 percent of the 81.3 cubic meters oil volume encountered during the test program.
Notes Project officer: John S. Farlow. Contract no. 68-03-2642. Photocopy.
Place Published Cincinnati, Ohio :
PUB Date Free Form {1981}
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20011113102012
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 00831nam 2200229Ka 45020