USCG Contract For Oil Spill Pumps To Offshore Devices, Inc.

The U.S. Coast Guard Department of Ocean Engineering has awarded Offshore Devices, Inc., Peabody, Mass., a contract to build lightweight double-acting diaphragm pumps specifically for use with oil containment barriers to pick up spilled oil on the high seas. The pumps are compact, self-priming, and hydraulically driven. They yield minimum emulsification of oil-water mixtures due to low surface speeds.

The pumps are non-clogging and will pass solid objects up to 3 inches in diameter.

These pumps are able to pump up to 350 gpm when used singly, and three are used together to pump up to 900 gpm. Although the pumps are designed for oilspill collection, other uses are for pumping slurries or trash or for dewatering operations. A single pump can also be used with a lightweight separator on a vessel to provide an economical oil pickup unit.

For further information, write to Ms. Eleanor Swett, Offshore Devices, Inc., Summit Industrial Park, Building 43, Peabody, Mass.


Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Dec 1978

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