Accession Number:

ADA053616

Title:

Development of a New Wringer for the Zero-Relative-Velocity Belt Skimmer.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Oct 77,

Corporate Author:

SHELL DEVELOPMENT CO HOUSTON TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A simpler, lighter, and less expensive wringer mechanism has been developed for the ZRV Skimmer, a sorbent belt oil spill recovery vessel for use in fast currents. The new design, consisting of a large perforated drum and smaller peripheral rollers, is recommended to replace the original opposed conveyor design in the prototype skimmer. Performance tests comparing full-scale but unit width mock-ups of the new and original wringers showed that the new design works as well or better and requires less power than the original. A brief summary of other changes made in the ZRV design since the publication of Report no. CG-D-23-77 May 1977 is included as an appendix to this report. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE