For oil spill response in beach and shoreline environments DESMI offers a whole host of equipment to handle any eventuality.
The smaller sizes of Ro-Boom and Ro-Beach are unequalled in application and robustness while the range of lightweight Troilbooms can meet the lower cost expectations. In addition the famous Termite and Mini-Max weir skimmers are proven performers in recovery.
Recovery systems are also available in vacuum designs from the well-known Ro-Vac to the highly portable Ro-Vac Mini – the latter even with its own transfer pump system to divert the pollutant.
Although the Ro-Tank can also be used on land or the back of a trailer, the Troil range of open top tanks offer the perfect solution for storage of the recovered oil. These tanks are very lightweight and need no special tools to erect. The tanks offer a wide selection of capacities – indeed , the smaller units are ideal for decontamination duties.
Coastal & Nearshore
For coastal and nearshore use DESMI provides the well known Ro-Boom product but in smaller sizes whilst maintaining the integrity of the larger product offerings. Alternatively, you may want to consider SPI or a lighter weight boom if there are deployment and recovery considerations or restrictions. Under these circumstances, the Troilboom AF (Air Filled) offers a light weight rapid response solution. It is manufactured as standard in bright orange polyurethane fabric offering durability and strength. Top tension wires are also available to enhance performance.
A wide range of combination skimmers have been developed for the coastal environment. These include weir, brush, disc and belt recovery systems with on-board pumps. This results in systems being able to recover a wide range of oils including emulsions and weathered compounds. An example of this is the Terminator skimmer system.
Desalinated sea water is a major water source for many countries. These facilities are often built with power generation plant and a major factor for all installations is reliability. This reliability starts with the sea water intake and regardless of the desalination technology (MSF, MED, RO) unplanned plant shut downs due to the ingress of hydrocarbons or a sudden jelly fish attack are absolutely unacceptable.
The DESMI Oil Spill Response segment have many years experience in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of permanent oil boom and jelly fish net systems for a vast range of sea water intake systems. We have an impressive history of proven oil spill technology at various locations around the world including the harsh Middle East environment.
- including PSV & Salvage packages
In the rugged and harsh environment of the offshore, DESMI is the market leader for boom, recovery systems, burn kits and storage systems for oil spill response.
The world renowned Ro-Boom, which is available up to 3.5 metres in height, is unsurpassed in its manufacture, operation and longevity. It can be supplied in containerised, standard systems with DNV certification. Ideal for deep water offshore operations.
Ro-Boom continues to set the standards for containment and deflection in the challenging offshore applications.
In addition, we have developed the Hi-Seas Speed-Sweep – a sweep system that can be operated effectively up to 3 knots. This is a heavy duty system that is manufactured from Ro-Boom material and can be simply connected to existing boom systems to increase the area of influence.
Oil spill response operations are notably difficult in rivers with strong current. In addition, when considering response times for river spills in relation to the mobilisation time required for conventional land- or vessel-based boom systems, a timely response is often a logistic impossibility especially in the more remote regions. Therefore, equipment must be readily at hand near the sites of operation and pre-rigged lines, cables and mooring areas are a must. Selection of a good location to deploy the oil containment system is dependent upon prior planning and understanding of the currents. Drift studies, river run off histories, tidal current tables and charts, plus computer modeling are all useful tools to understand the flow patterns and to develop recovery strategies. Reading the currents and flow patterns require practice and understanding of the hydrodynamics involved.
LDI laser remote sensing technology provides users with the tools to conduct broad and accurate environmental surveys of both water and ground in stressed environmental zones, which makes our products especially suitable for oil spill response operations. The technology is based on the Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) and realized by the Fluorescent Lidar Systems – FLS (LiDAR – Light Detection And Ranging).