Floating Barrier for Oil Spill Mitigation
Heavy-duty floating oil containment modules (OCM’s) are linked together to form an oil/debris containment barrier 10’ in depth. The contained oil may then be collected with skimmers and pumped into a holding/transport vessel or floating saturation booms may be deployed within the barrier area.
Oil containment modules are linked together with oil resistant reinforced nylon or synthetic rubber skirt/belting that connects the modules over the vertical10’ length. Once linked the OCM’s form a continuous oil barrier 10’ deep with a 10’ high fence. Linked modules may be towed into position and then anchored as required. Specific anchor solutions are applied for varied site-specific conditions.
The face of the OCM’s is covered with heavy-duty filter cloth that contains the floating oil while allowing water flow through the wall.
The welded steel modules have a low center of gravity, are extra stable and are designed for rough water conditions. Each 40’ x 10’ x 10’ module weighs 27,000 pounds and produces an effective mass of 240,000 pounds with the ballast water contained within the module.
Modules will be equipped with solar powered safety lights.
Modules are equipped with a heavy traction deck surface for foot traffic access as may be required in daily operations / access to booms, watercraft, etc.
The heavy-duty floating modular structures are also perfectly suited to serve as security barriers at shipyards and naval bases. Equipped with a vertical 10’ steel security fence the modules create a 20’ heavy-duty security wall that will prohibit surface watercraft from entering the protected zone formed by the barrier. This design is far superior to light plastic constructed security floats.
The 10 x 10 x 40 modules have a proven record as Wave Attenuators. The units are designed to attenuate waves in the 3 – 5 foot range. They are rugged proven performers.
Site specific anchorage solutions shall be developed for each location or task specific application. Anchorage options include, but are not limited to, the following and more:
Cleaning Barrier Modules for Storage
Barrier Modules may readily cleaned of oil and contaminant debris for storage and later deployment. HDB Marine will provide a Portable Recycle Cleaning system that separates the oil and water, stores the oil for refinement/disposal and recycles the cleaning water for reuse. The portable system may be trailered to the removal site or skid-mounted for use aboard a ship. Features include:
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