ISO 21072-2:2009 specifies a methodology for establishing quantitative performance data for oil skimmers under static water conditions, so the end user can objectively judge, compare, and evaluate the design and performance of different skimmers. The methodology applies to testing in a basin and requires control of oil properties and oil slick characteristics.
The method is applicable to all types of skimmers provided that the equipment dimensions are within the physical limitations of the test basin. The test procedure provides full-scale test results for the unit tested, under controlled conditions, and for one or more classes of oil. Attention is drawn to the care required when applying the test results to predict skimmer performance under field conditions.
For dedicated/inbuilt systems the test procedures outlined in ISO 21072-2:2009 can only be used for the skimming device as such, not the entire skimming system.
Status: WithdrawnPublication date: 2009-08
Edition: 1Number of pages: 11
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 8/SC 2 Marine environment protection