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Towable Bladder-Water Storage-Disaster Relief-Spill Response

Canflex “Sea Slug” Ocean towable floating Bladders are secondary liquid storage tanks used for transport and bulk storage of Drinking / Potable Water, Sewage Water and spills. These bladders also can be used in Disaster relief efforts for the transport and storage of essential fluids to populations effected by tsunamis, earthquakes, etc.

These bladders are very robust and durable with a torpedo shaped body giving them great towing characteristics. Do to the rugged design and materials used in the construction of the bladders, the “Sea Slugs” can be used safely for training and practical applications over an unlimited time period.

A wide range of special material coatings are available for these bladders, which can be used in many environments, such as the storage and transport of Drinking water, Fuels / Hydrocarbons or Waste products.

Canflex “Sea Slug” bladders are entirely constructed using radio frequency welding. This, combined with superior coated fabrics, hardware and engineering, has made the Canflex “Sea Slug” the best ocean towable bladder available on the global market.

Some of the”Sea Slug” Ocean Towable Bladders features are:

  • Small and large bulk storage capacities.
  • Reliable and fast response units.
  • Increases the volume/ storage capacity of your oil spill response vessels.
  • Multiple 2″ thru 6″ connections for filling, venting and offloading.
  • Fast and efficient offloading system, which consists of a 12″, 16″ or 25” diameter hatch assembly for the insertion of large capacity offloading submersible pumps. See Accessories below for more details.
  • Robust towing points also enables the bladder to be lifted vertically to aid in the final offloading process.
  • Coated fabric materials are many times stronger than materials used by other towable bladder manufacturers.
  • Available with Marine grade aluminum crate for long term storage and shipping. See Accessories below for more details.

Applications include, but not limited to:

  • Disaster relief – Transport and storage of essential fluids to populations effected by tsunamis, earthquakes, etc..
  • Transport of potable water
  • Transport of waste water
  • Transport of water for offshore platform services and applications
  • Secondary bulk fluid storage
  • Used in all bodies of water, from oceans and seas to lakes and rivers
  • Ideal for oil spill response vessels with limited storage capacity

Sizes range from 5 to 250 m³ (1320 to 66,000 gallons).

:: Technical Information

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Canflex Sea Slug Table - Series 1

 

Canflex-Sea-Slug-Table-Series-2

:: Photo & Video Gallery

Photo Gallery- Sea Slug- SERIES 1 – 5m3 to 16m3

Photo Gallery- Sea Slug- SERIES 2 – 20m3 to 250m3

Video Gallery- Sea Slug

10 m3 Ocean Towable Bladder used in Ecoceane Oil Recovery System (France)

USCGC Cypress deploying a 50 m3 Sea-Slug Ocean Towable Bladder (Florida)

Towing a 50 m3 Sea-Slug Towable Bladder with small assist vessel (Ecopetrol-Colombia)

Naval Tug passing a 100 m3 Sea-Slug off to Coast Guard Cutter (Hawaii)

USCGC Cypress Towing a 50 m3 Sea-Slug Bladder - Side by Side (Florida)

Towing a 100 m3 Sea-Slug - Oil Spill Storage Towable Bladder (ACP-Panama)

Offloading a 100 m3 Sea-Slug - Oil Spill Storage Towable Bladder (ACP-Panama)

Offloading a 50 m3 Sea-Slug Ocean Towable Bladder with Non-Submersible Pumps (Ecopetrol-Colombia)

Inspection Procedure for a 200 m3 Sea-Slug Canflex Ocean Towable Bladder (BP-Azerbaijan)

How Hawaii US Coast Guard protect the waters -Sea-Slug- Oil Spill Storage Towable Bladder (Courtesy of KITV4)

Offloading (training) a 100 m3 Sea-Slug - Towable Bladder (GALP-Energy Portugal)

:: Sea Slug Accessories