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Significance and Use
The contributions of an effective vessel-mounted camera system:
Provide a tactical image of the portion of spill in front of the vessel upon which the system is mounted,
Assist in detection of slicks when they are not observable by persons operating at, or near, the water’s surface or at night,
Provide assistance in judging whether these are sheens or slicks containing the most oil,
Provide input for the operational deployment of equipment,
Extend the hours of clean-up operations to include darkness and poor visibility,
Identify oceanographic and geographic features toward which the oil may migrate,
Locate reported oil-on-water, and
Guidance for operational crews to the slick(s).
1.1 This guide provides information and criteria for the selection of camera remote sensing systems that are vessel-mounted for the detection of oil on water.
1.2 This guide applies to the detection of oil-on-water involving cameras of IR, visible, ultra-violet, or night vision types.
1.3 The context of camera use is addressed to the extent it has a bearing on their selection and utility for certain missions or objectives.
1.4 This guide is generally applicable to all types of crude oils and most petroleum products, under a variety of marine or fresh water situations.
1.5 Many camera technologies exhibit limitations with respect to discriminating between the target substances under certain states of weathering, lighting, wind and sea, or various camera settings.
1.6 General remote sensing systems are used to detect and delineate the overall slick. Vessel-mounted systems are used only to provide a tactical image in front of the recovery vessel.
1.7 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.8 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.
F2327 Guide for Selection of Airborne Remote Sensing Systems for Detection and Monitoring of Oil on Water
ICS Number Code 13.020.40 (Pollution, pollution control and conservation); 33.160.40 (Video systems)
UNSPSC Code 45121500(Cameras)
ASTM F2926-12, Standard Guide for Selection and Operation of Vessel-mounted Camera Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top