Oil Spill Towable Bladders – Sea Slug

Canflex “Sea Slug” Ocean towable floating Bladders are secondary fluid tanks used for transport and storage of Oil Spill Recovery, Sewage Water and Chemical Spills. Used for environmental and oil spill response, these bladders are very rugged units with a cylindrical main body and matching conical ends giving them great towing characteristics. Canflex superior engineering and design combined with the high strength coated fabrics used to manufacture its bladders allow the “Sea Slugs” to be used safely for training and practical applications over an unlimited time period.

In addition to manufacturing, Canflex offers maintenance services and full comprehensive training. This ensures our client is ready for an emergency response situation, where preparedness and fast response time is paramount.

Canflex “Sea Slug” bladders are entirely constructed using dielectric-high frequency RF 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. This material strength is critical for constructing a safe ocean towable bladder that can be filled, towed and off loaded repeatedly.

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

  • 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:

  • Oil Spill Recovery
  • Chemical Spill Recovery
  • Fuel Recovery
  • Transport of waste water
  • 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).

Sea Slug – SERIES 1 – 5to 16
Sea Slug – SERIES 2 – 20m³ to 250m³
Technical Information

CANFLEX “SEA SLUG” SERIES 1

Model Capacity Length Diameter Auxiliary Floatation Dry Weight with accessories Draft (Full)
m³/Barrels m m Kg Kg m
USG ft ft lb lb ft
FCB-5CM 5.0 / 31.5 6.2 1.1 467 111 0.98
1,320 20 3.5 1030 244 3.13
FCB-6CM 6.0 / 38 7.2 1.1 535 127 0.98
1,585 23.7 3.5 1180 280 3.13
FCB-8CM 8.0 / 50 8.5 1.3 558 150 1.16
2,113 28 4.2 1230 330 3.76
FCB-10CM 10.0 / 63 9.2 1.3 585 163 1.16
2,640 30 4.2 1290 360 3.76
FCB-12CM 12.5 / 79 8.2 1.7 567 166 1.52
3,300 27 5.6 1250 365 5.01
FCB-15CM 15.0 / 94 8.7 1.7 603 168 1.52
3,962 28.5 5.6 1330 370 5.01
FCB-16CM 16.0 / 100 9.1 1.7 635 172 1.52
4,300 29.8 5.6 1400 380 5.01

CANFLEX “SEA SLUG” SERIES 2

Model Capacity Length Diameter Auxiliary Floatation Dry Weight with accessories Draft (Full)
m³/Barrels m m Kg Kg m
USG ft ft lb lb ft
FCB-20CM 20.0 / 126 9.7 1.8 572 295 1.61
5,285 32 5.9 1260 650 5.28
FCB-25CM 25.0 / 157 11.7 1.8 603 313 2.50
6,600 38.5 5.9 1330 690 1.61
FCB-30CM 30.0 / 190 13.7 1.8 662 335 1.61
7,925 44.9 5.9 1460 740 5.28
FCB-50CM 50.0 / 315 14.3 2.3 1764 818 2.06
13,200 47 7.5 3890 1800 6.71
FCB-100CM 100 / 630 20 2.8 2431 1088 2.50
26,400 66 9.2 5360 2400 8.23
FCB-150CM 150 / 945 20.4 3.50 2550 1200 3.13
39,650 67 11.3 5620 2650 10.11
FCB-200CM 200 / 1260 22.6 3.70 2817 1542 3.31
52,850 74.3 12.2 6210 3400 10.91
FCB-250CM 250 / 1575 27.1 3.70 3450 1746 3.31
66,000 88.9 12.2 7610 3850 10.91
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