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US Coast Guard and US Navy VIPs Tour Ohmsett
Ohmsett Staff to Attend Clean Pacific 2016 in Seattle, WA
Ohmsett will be in Booth 411 on the exhibit floor providing visitors with information on Ohmsett's mission to increase oil spill response capability through independent and objective performance testing of equipment. As our special guest, we have arranged for you to attend the Clean Pacific Exhibition for FREE! To take advantage of this offer simply register online using the VIP code OHMS16. Make sure to stop by Booth 411 to discuss your testing requirements and meet our new Program Manager, John Delia.
Oil Spill Response Strategies & Tactics Training
Ohmsett Staff to Exhibit at Clean Gulf 2016 in Tampa, Florida
Ohmsett will be in Booth 311 on the exhibit floor providing visitors with information on Ohmsett's mission to increase oil spill response capabilities through independent and objective performance testing of equipment.
As our special guest, we have arranged for you to attend the Clean Gulf Exhibition at no cost! To take advantage of this offer simply register online
Congressional Delegates Tour Ohmsett
Ohmsett Dispersant Evaluation Results Presented at the 2015 Interspill Conference in Amsterdam
In addition, Ohmsett staff manned a booth on the exhibit floor providing
Ohmsett/BSEE Hosts High School Students as Part of Youth Initiative
During the daylong activity students had the opportunity to
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.
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.
Skimmers Tested to ASTM Standards
The Daily Planet Features Cold Water Dispersant Research At Ohmsett
NPR Story Features Ohmsett
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.
Diminishing Slick Testing of Skimmers
ASTM F2709, the standard for testing the performance of stationary skimmers in calm water conditions, calls for testing in 3-2 inches of oil in order to create the ideal conditions necessary to measure a skimming system's maximum performance. However, in an actual oil spill it is likely that a skimmer will be operating in a thinner range of oil thicknesses. In this test series, a drum and disc skimmer were tested to ASTM F2709, as well as in various other oil slick thicknesses ranging from 2-inchs to 1/8-inch using a standard refined test oil.
This series of experiements is the first of its kind and represents a continuation of basic research data associated with quantifying skimmer performance with varying test parameters.
BSEE/NOAA Joint Study to Measure Oil Slicks and Emulsions
During the study, emulsified oil was viewed in the tank from various angles and heights with remote sensor systems mounted to the main bridge, an unmanned aerial vehicle, fixed winged aircraft and a helicopter. In addition, three satelites were equipped with remote sensors to capture space-based observations.