ASTM F1780 - 18 - Standard Guide for Estimating Oil Spill Recovery System Effectiveness
Essential maintenance work will be carried out on BSI Shop over the weekend of 12 and 13 June 2021. BSI Shop will be operational during this time but you might experience slowness for a very brief period of time. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

ASTM F1780 - 18

Standard Guide for Estimating Oil Spill Recovery System Effectiveness

Status : Current   Published : November 2018



1.1 This guide covers the key factors to consider in estimating the effectiveness of containment and recovery systems that may be used to assist in the control of oil spills on water.

1.2 The purpose of this guide is to provide the user with information on assessing the effective use of spill-cleanup equipment. It is intended for use by those involved in planning for and responding to oil spills.

1.3 Sections of this guide describe calculation procedures for estimating recovery system effectiveness. It should be understood that any such calculations cannot be expected to predict system performance, but are intended to provide a common basis for comparing system performance.

1.4 One of the main reasons that the calculation procedures cannot be used to predict system performance is that the analysis is sensitive to assumptions made on the properties of the oil slick, and particularly the changes in slick thickness and emulsification. It is emphasized that the purpose of this guide is not to provide a standard method for estimating slick property changes, but rather to provide a standard guide for using that information in comparing system performance.

1.5 Consideration should be given to alternative means of estimating response system effectiveness, such as Genwest 2012. 2

1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.7  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM F1780 - 18
TitleStandard Guide for Estimating Oil Spill Recovery System Effectiveness
Publication Date01 November 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors oil, spill, recovery, effectiveness
File Size184 KB

 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents

Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months


Access, view and download standards with multiple user access, across multiple sites with BSOL

Worldwide Standards
We can source any standard from anywhere in the world