RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Ohmsett's unique testing venue plays an essential role in the development of new technology. We provide the perfect opportunity to evaluate new designs and prototypes, and to test the efficiency of new oil spill devices against a wide range of controlled oil spills with known characteristics. Ohmsett allows manufacturers the opportunity to learn more about their product by testing in real environmental conditions and real-time data analysis for equipment designers, allowing them to redesign and develop more effective procedures for responding to future oil spills.
MEASUREABLE TEST PARAMETERS
Sea State (wave height, length, and period)
Water temperature and salinity
Volume of oil encountered and recovered
Temporary Storage Devices
Remote Sensing Devices
EQUIPMENT TESTING INCLUDES:
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Unlike field testing, researchers using Ohmsett's facilities are able to control test conditions. Our large test tank can accommodate full-size equipment. Therefore, testing at Ohmsett produces more accurate and reliable results while avoiding the need for scale models. And, unlike tests that use popcorn, oranges, or other biodegradable substitutes for oil, equipment testing at Ohmsett can be evaluated under authentic conditions using real oil.
FACILITY TEST OILS:
Sundex 790 and 8600
*If you need an oil not listed, please inquire about alternative oils.
Sensors & Strumentation:
Surface thermal imaging
Wave height altimeters & capacitance probes
Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter
Particle size distribution (LISST)
Load & strain gauges
2017 Oil Spill Response Training Schedule - Register by March 31!