OHMSETT FACILITY
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801 ROUTE 36, BUILDING R-24
LEONARDO, NJ 07737
Ph 732-866-7183

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We're improving the quality of our waves with a new beach system.
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), the operating contractor for Ohmsett, is seeking proposals from vendors to improve the ability of the beach system to decrease the reflection of the waves in the tank. The improvements can be a new beach, modifications to the existing beach, or a combination of the two approaches. All questions are due by 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time on March 22, 2021 and proposals are due by April 5, 2021, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time via email to ppannetta@ohmsett.com and jranderson@ara.com.

Download the RFP for complete specifications.




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.



Oil Spill Response Strategies & Tactics Training
Training at Ohmsett takes the learning from the classroom, to the 2.6 million gallon wave/tow tank.  That's where students receive hands-on training with the latest spill response equipment and techniques used in the field.

With emphasis on practical experience in full-scale oil recovery operations in the Ohmsett tank, studens can increase their proficiency using boom and skimmers while practicing removing spilled oil.  The combined classroom/tank exercise training provides response teams the skills to work more safely, operate more effectively, and make better decisions in the field. 

The course is presented in partnership with Texas A&M University National Spill Control School (NSCS) and will be offered August 14-17, 2018.  At the competion of the course, students will receive an NSCS Certificate of Completion. Register by July 31, 2018. 


Ohmsett Staff to Exhibit at Clean Gulf 2017 in Houston, Texas
Ohmsett will be exhibiting at the Clean Gulf Conference & Exhibition December 5-7, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Clean Gulf delivers solutions for spill prevention, preparedness and response.  It brings together all parties responsible for response operations from North America and beyond to hear best practices and build relationships vital to successful response operations.  On the exhibit floor, participants will be able to view new products and solutions from a variety of companies. Ohmsett will be in Booth 523 providing visitors with information on Ohmsett's mission to increase oil spill response capabilities through independent and objective performance testing of equipment.  Make sure to stop by Booth 523 to discuss your testing requirements.


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