ASTM F1737 / F1737M - 10

    Standard Guide for Use of Oil Spill Dispersant Application Equipment During Spill Response: Boom and Nozzle Systems

    Active Standard ASTM F1737 / F1737M | Developed by Subcommittee: F20.13

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.05


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    Significance and Use

    This guide provides information, procedures, and requirements for management and operation of dispersant spray application equipment (boom and nozzle systems) in oil spill response.

    This guide provides information on requirements for storage and maintenance of dispersant spray equipment and associated materials.

    This guide will aid operators in ensuring that a dispersant spray operation is carried out in an effective manner.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers considerations for the maintenance, storage, and use of oil spill dispersant application systems.

    1.2 This guide is applicable to spray systems employing booms and nozzles and not to other systems such as fire monitors or single-point spray systems.

    1.3 This guide is applicable to systems employed on ships or boats and helicopters or airplanes.

    1.4 This guide is one of five related to dispersant application systems. Guide F1413 covers design, Practice F1460 covers calibration, Test Method F1738 covers deposition, Guide F1737 covers the use of the systems, and Guide F2465 covers the design and specification for single-point spray systems. Familiarity with all five standards is recommended.

    1.5 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F1413 Guide for Oil Spill Dispersant Application Equipment: Boom and Nozzle Systems

    F1460 Practice for Calibrating Oil Spill Dispersant Application Equipment Boom and Nozzle Systems

    F1738 Test Method for Determination of Deposition of Aerially Applied Oil Spill Dispersants

    F2465 Guide for Oil Spill Dispersant Application Equipment: Single-point Spray Systems

    F2532 Guide for Determining Net Environmental Benefit of Dispersant Use


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.030.30 (Special wastes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 76131700(Oil spill cleanup)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1737_F1737M-10

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