Work Item
ASTM WK73856

New Test Method for Testing of Advancing Skimmers

1. Scope

The formulation of test methods, specifications, (including equipment specifications), classifications, standard practices, definitions, and other standards pertaining to performance, durability, strength of systems and techniques used for the control of oil and hazardous substances spills. The work of this Main Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and organizations having similar interests.


skimmer; oil; advancing skimmer; spill response


Multiple test protocols exist for testing skimmers. However, there is no standard test protocol whose test results align with the inputs required by the ERSP calculator. The project team will review existing test protocols as part of the initial development effort to ensure that best practices are incorporated into the new test protocol.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F20.12

Committee: F20

Staff Manager: Travis Murdock

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 08-13-2020

Technical Contact: Stephen Potter

Item: 000