Evaluation of Membrane Oil Pollution Prevention System Research Conducted for the United States Coast Guard and the United States Navy.
Final rept. 17 Mar-29 Aug 75,
DAEDALEAN ASSOCIATES INC WOODBINE MD
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This report reviews and evaluates the research and engineering development efforts on the membrane oil pollution prevention system MOPPS conducted for the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy. Scale model tanks were used to define and evaluate problems associated with the dynamic response of membrane configurations under simulated operating conditions. A commercially available neoprene-nylon-nitrile elastomer has been determined to be the best material for the membrane. Evaluation of the physical properties of the full scale thickness material indicates that the elastomer can withstand abrasion, oil immersion, creasing, wrinkling and pressure fluctuations. Preliminary results indicate little susceptibility to biodeterioration.
- Civil Engineering
- Marine Engineering