Oil Spill Towable Bladder – Sea Slug

Canflex “Sea Slug” ocean towable bladders are secondary fluid tanks used for transport and storage of oil spill recovery, sewage water, and chemical spills. Utilized 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 uses superior engineering and design combined with the high strength coated fabrics used to manufacture its bladders. This allows the “Sea Slugs” to be used safely for training and practical applications over an unlimited time period.

Besides 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 constructs “Sea Slug” bladders using dielectric-high frequency RF welding. This, combined with superior coated fabrics, hardware, and engineering, makes Canflex “Sea Slug” the best ocean towable bladder available on the global market. Material strength is critical for constructing a safe ocean towable bladder to fill, tow, 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.
  • 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 30
Sea Slug – SERIES 2 – 50m³ 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-10CM 10.0 / 63 9.2 1.3 585 163 1.16
2,640 30 4.2 1290 360 3.76
FCB-16CM 16.0 / 100 9.1 1.7 635 172 1.52
4,300 29.8 5.6 1400 380 5.01
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

CUSTOM SIZING OPTIONAL

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-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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