ASTM WK67494

    New Guide for Decanting of Oil/Water Mixtures

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F20.12 | Committee F20 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    Guidance for spill responders on the need for and use of decanting of oil/water mixtures.


    oil spill response; skimming; decanting


    Decanting is a necessary activity in an emergency situation and can be vital to the overall success of a containment and recovery operation. However, authority must be granted on an case-by-case basis. This guide cold be used by regulators in making such a decision.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Stephen Potter

    Draft Under Development