3 march 2020 year
Seminar on oil spill response technology in ice

On February 27-28, the scientific and practical seminar «Oil spill response technologies in ice conditions» was held at the G.I. Nevelskoy MSU. The seminar was organized by the staff of the Faculty of Environmental Safety and Shelf Development of the Maritime University, headed by Dean Sergei Moninets. The general sponsor of the seminar was SovComFlot. Representatives of SovComFlot PJSC, Rosnefteflot JSC Nakhodka Branch, Nayada LLC, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. NC, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), YuzhNIIMF JSC, Gazprom dobycha shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Transneft Service LLC, GOIN Federal State Budgetary Institution, Exxon Neftegas Limited Sakhalin Branch, LUKOIL - Nizhnevolzhskneft LLC, Vostokbunker, deputies of the City Council of Vladivostok, researchers and graduate students of the G.I. Nevelskoy took part in the seminar. According to the program, the work of the seminar took place in two sections and practical exercises on the ice range of the University. It is known that many oil spill response technologies (OSR) that are acceptable in moderate climatic conditions do not work in ice conditions at low air and water temperatures. Therefore, the setup of the G.I. Nevelskoy MSU Scientific Center aimed at improving these technologies, aroused genuine interest on the part of oil companies, scientific organizations, professional rescue teams, which provide preparedness in case of such accidents. As a result of four years of research, a complex for testing equipment and technologies for oil spill response in ice conditions was created at the University. Practical exercises included testing the oil gathering system in ice conditions (determining its productivity and efficiency) of oil collection from the water surface; demonstration of the operation of the experimental model of the installation of high-temperature oil combustion floating on the surface; intermediate results of a study of the behavior of oil in the ice. The workshop participants were shown the operation of a vacuum diaphragm pump developed at the G.I.Nevelskoy MSU. The pump is focused on the most difficult operating conditions, used in a portable, stationary version and as a submersible one.

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3 march 2020 year