Avon Basson Oil Spill Dispersant is a biodegradable hydrocarbon based product with high dispersing efficiency and low toxicity. It is approved as a Type I dispersant according to LR448 specifications by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) formerly UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF).
Type I: Conventional hydrocarbon-base – for use primarily undiluted on beaches, but may also be used undiluted from WSL spray sets using breaker boards or other suitable means of application and agitation.
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
APPROVAL OF THE USE OF SUBSTANCES PRODUCED FOR THE PURPOSE OF TREATING OIL ON THE SURFACE OF THE SEA
Notes for guidance 1. Article 3 of the Deposits in the Sea (Exemptions) Order 1985 as read with paragraph 21 of the Schedule to it, provides that a license is not needed under Part II of the Act to deposit any substance produced for the purpose of treating oil on the surface of the sea provided you meet the following conditions:
- The substance is one, the use of which, is for the time being approved by the licensing authority; • The substance is used in accordance with any conditions to which the approval was subject; • No deposits made in an area of the sea of a depth of less than 20 meters or within one mile of any such area, save with the approval of the licensing authority; • Similarly a license is not needed (if conditions are satisfied) for the loading of a vessel aircraft, hovercraft, marine structure or floating container in England and Wales, with products for deposit for the treatment of oil on the surface of the sea, within British Fishery limits (other than waters adjacent to Scotland).
- The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has tested this product for toxicity and found it to be satisfactory at the specified application rate. It has also been tested for efficiency and safety in use by AEA Technology Pic. And similarly found to be satisfactory.
- A person who deposits in the sea a substance not for the time being approved by the licensing authority for the purpose of treating oil on the surface of the sea or not within the terms of this approval, may be in breach of the terms of the Food and Environment Protection Act, 1985.
- A person who intends to use any substance for the purpose of treating oil on the surface of the sea should also consult the Nature Conservancy Council before beginning operations.
- Copies of the current Continental Shelf Operations Notice (CSON 7) are obtainable from the Department of Energy, Petroleum Engineering Division, Thames House South, Millbank, London SW1P 4QJ.
Further information on the use of oil spill dispersants is contained in the Institute of Petroleum (London) publication “Guidelines on the Use of Oil Spill Dispersants” 2nd Edition (1988).
- Approved Type I dispersant according to the latest LR448 specifications of AEA Technology Plc. covering both
efficiency and toxicity for use in dispersing oil on sea, beaches and rocks
- Disperses mineral oils, crude oils, residual fuel oils, diesel fuel oil, kerosene, white spirit and lubricant oils
- For use on oil spills that may occur during loading or discharging of cargo or bunkers where allowed
- For cleaning of spills on deck, ships side, piers, wharfs, etc. where allowed
- Raised standards for operator safety in handling and use, being biodegradable and having low toxicity and a high flash point
- Rapid efficient dispersal of a wide range of oil residues. Converts hydrocarbons into very fine emulsions
- Ready to use product
|Invent Hazard Material (IMO/EU) classification||C-49|
|Flash Point [°C]||Above 61|
|Compatibility||Do not use together with natural rubber; may swell synthetic rubber|