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).

Sea Slug – SERIES 1 – 5m3 to 16m3
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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