INTERSCHUTZ 2020, 15 - 20 June, Hannover/Germany
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OIL BOOM ASV - Automatic Boom Launcher

Product description

Fast and safe for unmanned installations. Combatting oil spills through robotics.
The new Oil Boom ASV automatic boom launcher deploys your oil boom when nobody is there! Completely unmanned and utilizing DGPS-signals and a proprietary homing-in system, the ASV deploys the oil boom in any configuration and finds its docking station with awesome precision! Can pull more than 1000 meters of boom. Available in Zone 2 and Zone 1 versions for explosive atmospheres.
An oil spill seldom occurs when everyone is prepared. It occurs in bad weather, in the middle of the night, when nobody expects it. On such occasions, time is important. If a robot could deploy the oil boom without any delay, the effects of the spill would be reduced. The technology is already here: The OIL BOOM ASV - an Autonomous Surface Vessel which pulls the oil boom around the spill and seals off the area.

Operating principle:

The ASV has been developed in a unique cooperation between Malmo / Copenhagen Port and SP Marine AB in Gothenburg. The ASV is a battery powered and unmanned »tug-boat» that is launched automatically upon an alarm, deploying the oil boom from the winder and navigating along a »pre-learned» route to its destination. Once there, the spill is contained and can be dealt with by traditional measures.
The ASV uses satellite navigation, DGPS, and a variety of sensor systems to control its operation. The speed of the winder is synchronized with that of the ASV. The ASV includes a radio link to maneuver it remotely from the shore and in this way »learn» one or more routes to choose from.
The twin counter-rotating screws are located well below the hull to avoid being contaminated by oil, and the steering system is articulated, much like modern haulers, to improve the maneuverability. It has an autonomy of several miles.
The hull itself is gas tight and pressurized to allow the vessel to enter into explosive areas.

Hall 26, Stand H23

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