Accession Number:

ADA099527

Title:

Test and Evaluation of the Trecan Incinerator.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

The Trecan incinerator is an air deliverable open pit incinerator designed to dispose of oily debris recovered as a part of an oil spill cleanup operation. What to do with this recovered debris is a critical problem especially in the case of spills occurring in geographically isolated regions. This project succeeded in determining what precautions were necessary for safe and efficient loading of debris, how to minimize the amount of visual emissions, and the incinerators suitability for Coast Guard HH3F helicopter transport. The conclusions drawn from the test and evaluation are the Trecan incinerator can dispose of 1000 lbs of oily debris per hour, the loading chute is an inefficient and hazardous method of dumping debris into the combustion chamber, the incinerator components and sections are durable, the addition of water to the oily debris considerably reduces the amount of visual emissions, and transport and assembly by Coast Guard HH3F helicopter is impractical. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE