OHMSETT FACILITY
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801 ROUTE 36, BUILDING R-24
LEONARDO, NJ 07737
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Ohmsett staff to Participate at the Interspill 2022 Conference
Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility will exhibit at the Interspill 2022 Conference, www.interspill.org, to be held at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands June 21-23, 2022. Interspill attracts international experts and leaders from the spill industry to exhibit, discuss key topics, and debate issues around spill prevention, preparedness, response, and restoration.

During the conference sessions, Ohmsett Facility Manager, Dr. Tom Coolbaugh will present in Session 4: Offshore Surface Response, Equipment Testing in Ice-Infested Waters: Recent Experience and Lessons Learned from the Ohmsett Test Facility, discussing experiences associated with the deployment of spill response equipment, and the safety concerns that come with the realities of testing in cold weather and ice-infested water. Additionally, he will emphasize the benefit of collaboration among graduate students and industry scientists during Session 16: Outreach and Communications 2, with the presentation Oil Spill Response Science: The Value of Graduate Student/Industry Scientist Interactions. Finally, he will chair a session on Dispersants in Session 11.

While visiting the exhibits during the conference, be sure to stop by Ohmsett’s display, Booth (Stand) #A31, to learn why Ohmsett is an International Center of Excellence for performance testing of oil spill response technology and a desired venue for training oil spill responders.




Ohmsett is Now Open with a Fully Refurbished Test Tank!
For months you have been hearing about the tank refurbishment, today we are happy to announce the Ohmsett tank is back online and ready for testing and training.

With the focus on concrete and steel repairs, new coatings designed to reduce residual oil on the tank surfaces, and general infrastructure improvements, we're excited to share what you can expect when testing and training at the facility.

• New wave generator control platform with computer interface for entering wave profiles required for test plans
• Wave damping beach system upgraded with electrified winches to reduce test layout changeover
• Sensors to monitor tank water depth and temperature installed at several locations within the tank
• New oil confinement spray systems on the north and south bridges to confine the oil during wave studies
• A high-resolution webcam for documenting testing sequences
• A vacuum system overhaul that increases the tank refresh rate between tests

We're open to support your testing and training needs. Call today to schedule your project!




Ohmsett to Exhibit and Present at the Clean Waterways Conference 2022
Ohmsett, The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, will have an exhibit in Booth #215 at the Clean Waterways Conference April 6-7, 2022 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. CLEAN WATERWAYS serves the spill response industry in prevention, preparedness, and response in the inland environment. It delivers a forum for attendees to come together to discuss case studies and lessons learned from both recent and past incidents, discover the latest technologies advancing the industry and build relationships with all parties involved in a response.

On Wednesday, April 6, attend the session on Ice Response Issues and Challenges where Leonard Zabilansky and Grant Coolbaugh will discuss Oil Spill Testing in Ice-Infested Waters and Implications for Inland Waterway Response. Click here to view the conference agenda.

We invite you to register with the friends and family discount to receive over 40% off regular rates when you register here using VIP code: FRIENDS. Your discounted pass gives you access to the exhibit hall, all conference sessions, breakfast, lunch, networking receptions, and conference proceedings. This year's conference will feature 10 conference sessions and 50+ exhibitors.

Don't forget to stop by booth #215 to learn more about why Ohmsett is the International Center of Excellence for performance testing of oil spill technology and venue for training oil spill responders.




Ohmsett to exhibit and present at the Clean Gulf 2021 Conference & Exhibition
Ohmsett, is pleased to exhibit at the Clean Gulf Conference from Nov. 16-18 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

On Tuesday, November 16, Ohmsett Program Manager Tom Coolbaugh will co-chair the API pre-conference Workshop: Oil Spill Response - Beyond the Basics. Ohmsett staff, Grant Coolbaugh and Philip Sontag will join the talk on the science and technology that supports effective oil spill response.

Later that day, Ohmsett Senior Mechanical Engineer, Grant Coolbaugh will present a technical paper entitled “Design, Fabrication, Installation and Performance of a Water Spray Wave Tank Containment System” during the Response Research track. Additionally, Ohmsett Chief Scientist, Paul Panetta will co-chair a session on Oil Spill Research Facilities: Gaps and Needs.

On Thursday, November 18, Tom Coolbaugh will moderate the “Knowledge Management and Transfer” session where a panel of industry veterans will discuss how to transfer knowledge to the next generation, and offer valuable insight into Oil Spill Response.

During the information packed conference, be sure to stop by our booth #415 to learn more about why Ohmsett is the International Center of Excellence for performance testing of oil spill technology and venue for training oil spill responders.




Ohmsett Welcomes New Facility Manager Dr. Tom Coolbaugh
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Tom Coolbaugh has joined the team as the Program/Facility Manager for Ohmsett - The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility. He will have oversight of the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and testing at the facility, while ensuring facility users' needs are met.

Dr. Coolbaugh recently retired after 32 years with ExxonMobil Corporation, most recently as the Technology and Advocacy Advisor in the Emergency Preparedness and Response organization. His focus areas have included oil spill response tools such as dispersants, in-situ burning, and remote sensing, in addition to training. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a PhD in Chemistry, as well as a Master of Science in the Management of Technology.

"We are excited to have Tom join our team" said ARA Vice President Doug Meegan. "He brings 30-plus years of experience in chemical technology and oil spill research, and is a welcome addition to our company. Tom's extensive background will help expand the testing and measurement capabilities of Ohmsett through innovation and pursuing upgrades to the facility that benefit the research and training community."


Ohmsett Staff to Exhibit & Present at Clean Waterways
Ohmsett will have an exhibit, Booth #314, at the Clean Waterways Conference August 3-5, 2020, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. Clean Waterways will focus on the issues most important to improving oil and hazardous materials spill prevention and response on inland river systems.

On Wednesday, August 5, Ohmsett Program Manager Len Zabilansky will present "Training the Next Generation of Spill Responders" during Session 1D: Training and Exercise Program Best Practices for both Seasoned Personnel and Next Generation Responders.

The Ohmsett staff will be in Booth #314 on the exhibit floor providing visitors with information about its mission to increase oil spill response capabilities through independent and objective performance testing of equipment and providing realistic training for response personnel.

We are offering you an exclusive friends and family discount to attend CLEAN WATERWAYS! If you register with VIP code APP314 you will receive the same discounted registration rate as an exhibitor - that's hundreds of dollars in savings! Register Here.

We hope you'll join Ohmsett, Booth #314, at CLEAN WATERWAYS in Indianapolis!


Tank Renovation Rescheduled for 2021
Good news - the Ohmsett tank renovations planned for the summer of 2020 that would have the tank off-line for three months is rescheduled to take place in the summer of 2021. There are now 17 weeks of testing available! Book your project today to lock in your preferred dates. Contact Len Zabilansky at 732-866-7285 or lzabilansky@ohmsettnj.com


Ohmsett Welcomes New Engineer to the Team
We are pleased to announce the addition of Grant Coolbaugh, senior mechanical engineer, to the Ohmsett team. Grant comes to us with more than nine years of experience in design, layout, and detail for products, tooling and fixturing. Most recently he developed customized testing methods and fabricated solutions for customers while improving design and quotation methods.

As the Ohmsett Senior Mechanical Engineer, Grant will be the principal investigator for developing mechanical oil spill recovery and oil boom testing, working with customers to accurately scope their specific test objectives, prepare final test reports, and provide peer review for other Ohmsett reports. He will be instrumental in developing wave/tow tank testing including hydrokinetic systems, ROV testing, remote water surface sensors, and vessel mobility.

Grant holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.


OHMSETT to Exhibit at the Clean Gulf Conference in New Orleans, LA
Ohmsett, The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, will be exhibiting in booth #420 at the Clean Gulf 2019 Conference & Exhibition, from October 28-31 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

On Monday, October 28, Ohmsett Program Manager Len Zabilansky will present a technical paper entitled "Generation of Long-Term Stable Emulsions at Ohmsett" during the pre-conference Research - Emulsions, Recovery, and Sampling session.

We invite you to be our guest at CLEAN GULF and receive a free expo-only pass. The expo-only pass will give you access to all activities in the exhibit hall, General Sessions and sponsored pre-conference workshops. Use VIP code Appl420.

Be sure to stop by the Ohmsett booth #420 and meet our new engineer, Grant Coolbaugh. We look forward to seeing you!


Ohmsett Staff to Exhibit at Clean Waterways
Ohmsett, The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility will have an exhibit at the Clean Waterways Conference April 16-18, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Clean Waterways will focus on the issues most important to improving oil and hazardous materials spill prevention and response on inland river systems. will focus on spill prevention and response for oil and hazardous materials in the marine and inland environment. Stakeholders from government, environmental, emergency planning and emergency response industries will come together to discuss lessons-learned, hear best practices, and view new products and solutions from a wide-variety of companies.

Ohmsett will be in Booth 605 on the exhibit floor providing visitors with information about its mission to increase oil spill response capabilities through independent and objective performance testing of equipment and providing realistic training for response personnel. We are offering you an exclusive friends and family discount to attend Clean Waterways! When you register with VIP code FFDISCOUNT02 you will receive 50% off the regular registration rate! Your discounted conference pass gives you access to the exhibit hall, conference sessions and all networking activities. We hope you will join us at Clean Waterways in Cincinnati!


Ohmsett Staff to Exhibit at the Clean Pacific Conference & Exhibiton
Ohmsett will exhibit at the Clean Pacific Conference & Exhibition June 19-21, 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR.  Clean Pacific will focus on spill prevention and response for oil and hazardous materials in the marine and inland environment. Stakeholders from government, environmental, emergency planning and emergency response industries will come together to discuss lessons-learned, hear best practices, and view new products and solutions from a wide-variety of companies.

Ohmsett will be in Booth 213 on the exhibit floor providing visitors with information on Ohmsett's mission to increase oil spill response capabilities through independent and objective performance testing of equipment and providing realistic training for response personnel.  As our special guest, we have arranged for you to attend the Clean Pacific Exhibition at no cost!. Take advantage of this offer by registering online using the VIP code EXHFP18.  Make sure to stop by Booth 213 to discuss your testing and training requirements.




U.S. Coast Guard Cadets Tour Ohmsett
On April 3, 2018 cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy stopped by Ohmsett for a tour. During the visit, Ohmsett Facility Manager John Delia conducted a presentation on the types of research and testing conducted at the facility, followed by a tour of the test tank. The cadets then assembled in the high bay where Test Engineer Alan Guarino demonstrated how dispersants can be used in spill response.



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