Dispersion tank

This novel system is designed to assess the stability of a plume of dispersed oil.

A large-scale experimentation tank

The dispersion tank is 6 metres long. A seawater current flowing through the tank can be recreated. An oil-dispersant mixture is injected by a pump whose pressure and output rate are set for each trial. Samples are taken from different points downstream of the injection point and at different depths in the water column.

To assess oil dispersion

This tank makes it possible to monitor the formation and stability of a dispersed oil plume over time for different dispersant-to-oil ratios and in different metocean conditions.