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Ohmsett/BSEE Hosts High School Students as Part of Youth Initiative
During the daylong activity students had the opportunity to
Skimmers Tested to ASTM Standards
During the months of June and July the skimmers tested at Ohmsett included the Elastec/American Marine TDS 118G drum skimmer, the CRUCIAL Inc. Mop Wringer, and the Lamor LWS 500 weir skimmer. Additional skimmers will be tested throughout the year.
Ohmsett Staff to Attend EnergyOcean 2014 in Atlantic City, NJ
Stop by the Ohmsett Booth #4 to learn how you can test your equipment in a simulated marine environment with waves. Only at Ohmsett's tow/wave tank will you find a full-scale facility that can give you the most accurate and reliable test results. For more detailed information, please visit our web site at www.ohmsett.com/energy.html.
BSEE and USCG Representatives Visit Ohmsett
The 42-foot long oil skimmer vessel was placed in the tank at Ohmsett to test its oil recovery rate. The vessel, with an integrated skimmer, was shipped from France for the test. Ohmsett Facility Manager Bill Schmidt was on-hand to coordiante the visitors' tour of the test, where he took the group both onboard the vessel and along the main and auxiliary bridges above the tank to view the test. The group then visited the facility's onsite oil/water laboratory where Ohmsett Senior Test Engineer Alan Guarino talked about the oils and dispersants used during research experiments conducted at the facility.
Ohmsett Staff to Attend and Present at Clean Gulf 2014 in San Antonio, TX
Plan now to participate in the spill industry event of the year. Attend Session 6C: Subsea Dispersants and Montitoring to hear about the Development of an Oil Delivery System to Create Neutrally Buoyant Oil Plumes and Test Methods for the Evaluation of Tracking Detection Systems. Presented by Bill Schmidt and Dave DeVitis, they will discuss the developmental testing of an oil delivery system and the neutrally buoyant oil plume characteristics that were achieved in support of a Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and U.S. Coast Guard funded test.
DOI, BSEE and USCG Leaders Visit Ohmsett
Paul Meyer, BSEE Ohmsett Manager, provided the group with an overview of facility capabilities, damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy and improvements being made to better prepare the facility to withstand severe weather involving high winds and storm surge. During the facility tour, the group had the opportunity to observe staff from Alaska Clean Seas (ACS), conduct hands-on training using mechanical response equipment. The tour also included a lab demonstration where Ohmsett Senior Test Engineer Alan Guarino showed how dispersants and herders can be used in spill response.
The Daily Planet Features Cold Water Dispersant Research At Ohmsett
NPR Story Features Ohmsett
Ohmsett Staff to Attend IOSC 2014 in Savannah, GA
IOSC is the ideal setting for the international response community to come together and explore the latest technology and best practices in response operations through the exchange of ideas and lessons learned from actual spill responses and research around the world.
Attend Session #13: Cutting Edge Techniques and Research 2 to hear about the Testing of Oil Recovery Skimmers in Ice during Ice Month at Ohmsett. This Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) funded test will be presented by Paul Meyer where he will discuss the 10 skimmers that were tested in various ice conditions using the ASTM F2709 Standard Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Skimmer Systems.
Ohmsett Featured on Discovery Channel Canada's Daily Planet Series
BSEE Sponsors "Ice Month" at Ohmsett
During this unique event, mechanical response equipment currently used or being evaluated for use by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard will be tested in the tank under various simulated Arctic conditions using synthetic oil. Findings will be used to help improve mechanical response technologies, and to initiate the development of standards for the assessment of equipment recovery capabilities and efficiencies when used in broken ice environments.