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Aqua-Guard Hosts Open House at Coquitlam Warehouse Facility

Posted on November 24, 2017 by Cameron Janz  |  226 Views

Highlights included the new state of the art RBS TRITON 35T trailer system (designed for quick response to potential spills in coastal communities and pipelines). The RotoX ultra heavy arctic oil skimmer.

The RBS TRITONTM 35T trailer system is unique and ideal for quick response to a potential spills in coastal communities and pipelines.

“This trailer system contains everything for a Tier 1 response, including oil skimming, oil containment, oil storage, auxiliary pumping systems and decontamination equipment.”
Lee Marshall – Production Manager, Aqua-Guard

RBS TRITONTM 35T trailer (click on link)
The double axle trailer system is specifically designed for this purpose and features the following:
- RBS TRITONTM 35 (38 m3/h) oil skimmer head
- 66 hp diesel/hydraulic power unit c/w integrated crane and winch extendable to 4.8 meters (power unit and crane are installed on a common base which is able to be removed from the trailer and can independently deploy the skimmer via supplied outriggers)
- Remote hydraulic control console (for operation in hazardous areas)
- 100 meters of Aqua-Guard’s Liteflex 18F inshore oil containment boom
- External offloading lobe pump system (150m3/h)
- 2 x 10,000 litre oil storage tanks
- 1 x 4,000 litre decontamination berm and netting system
- Hose storage reel (oil transfer and hydraulic hose storage - hydraulically operated)
- 3,000 W portable electric generator and lighting system
- Front utility box for storage of accessories can be converted into a 1,500 litre tank
- Numerous accessories and ancillaries required in the event of a spill

RotoX RBS TRITONTM 150 heavy oil/ice skimmer (clink on link)
The RotoX was on display after recently returning from the Arctic where it went through testing by the USCG onboard the icebreaker Healy.   During these tests, the RotoX demonstrated its unique ability to maneuver thru broken ice and was able to push ice out of its path and reach more places than a typical non-self propelled skimmer.
The testing was a joint effort between the US Coast Guard RDC, Coast Guard National Strike Force, Navy Supervisor or Salvage and Diving, the Oil Spill Recovery Institute of Cordova, Alaska and the Coast Guard Cutter Healy.

“It is important for Aqua-Guard to host open houses regularly. It really helps everyone understand our technology while allowing clients and interested parties to come and kick the tires so to speak. We would like to thank all attendees for making the effort to visit our facility."
Lee Marshall – Production Manager, Aqua-Guard

About Aqua-Guard

Aqua-Guard provides a range of state-of-the-the-art oil spill response solutions including the URO Skimmer System and the RBS TRITON™ range of oil skimmers—all built on Aqua-Guard’s patented RBS TRITON™ technology to deliver some of the highest efficiency and recovery rates in the industry.