Prototype High-Seas Disc-Drum Oil Recovery System.
Final rept. May 72-Oct 74,
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CALIF
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The delivered oil recovery unit was designed to recover up to 1,000 gpm of a wide variety of oils in up to Sea State 4 conditions, to survive Sea State 6, and to return to operating at a spill scene without major repair. The disc-drum oil recovery device is supported afloat by a catamaran made of inflatable rubber pontoons. Machinery is installed in the twin hulls and in the cross-structure connecting them. Principal machinery components are the diesel prime mover, the four recovered-oil transfer pumps, and the hydraulic power transmission system power pumps and drive motors. The system is remotely controlled, refueled, and monitored through a 330-ft-long umbilical. Recovered oil is transferred through a 300-ft-long, 10-in.-diameter transfer hose to a distribution manifold onboard the tending vessel. The two-unit system is transportable in a Coast Guard HC-130-B aircraft, on a truck trailer, and onboard a wide variety of ships.
- Water Pollution and Control