Accession Number:

ADD018027

Title:

Oil Spillage Detector.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 28 Sep 94, patented 9 Jan 96,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1996-01-09

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

An oil spill sensingcommunicating apparatus which is buoyantly situated, anchored or adrift, in a salt or fresh body of water, featuring a configuration which permits fluid passage therethrough of surface wateroil and sensing of hydrocarbonous gas which is emittedexhaled from the oil. The apparatus thus functions effectively regardless of visual conditions because it smells rather than sees the oil which is present. Oil detection is signaled by the apparatus via light transmission andor via radio transmission of location coordinates some adrift embodiments use the Global Positioning System of satellite communication for continually updating the radio-transmitted location coordinates.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Marine Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE