U.S. Coast Guard Officially Recognizes
Elastec/American Marine Skimmer Nameplate Recovery Rates
In 2008, the American Society of Testing Materials ( ASTM ) in the United States created a new test standard for oil skimmers, based on the complete system – skimmer, pump and powerpack (F2709). Recently Elastec/American Marine tested three skimmers to this new standard at the National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility (OHMSETT), located at the Naval Weapons Station Earle Waterfront in Leonardo, NJ, USA. This is an independent test facility.
In January 2013, the United States Coast Guard acknowledged this new test standard and has issued Elastec/American Marine a letter officially recognizing the nameplate recovery rates obtained at Ohmsett for the Magnum 100G, TDS136G and new X150.
This is the first time in several years that the USCG has issued such a letter. This recognition authenticates the skimmers’ performance statements which is a significant fact that adds consumer confidence in the capabilities of the equipment.
The official USCG letter from Captain J.R. Caplis, Chief of the Office of Environmental Response, is attached.
Spill Shield Inc., Anchorage, Alaska is very excited to be the distributor for Elastec/American Marine in Alaska & northwest Canada.