Hose flotation devices are manufactured from environmentally friendly BACELL material– an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) material made according to our in-house developed raw material recipe. BACELL™is a highly shock absorbent, strong and elastic material with 100% watertight cells. Relative to its strength, BACELL™ has very low density, resulting in high buoyancy. To the highest possible degree, the outstanding elasticity of the BACELL™ material prevents from shrinking, deforming or breaking. These hose Flotation devices are used in various fields of marine activities, such as offshore oil and gas industry and port facilities.
Transfer of fluid at sea is often associated with serious problems, especially in severe weather. During discharge, the hose sinks as it fills with water, slurry, or whatever is being pumped through the hose. Even a slight movement of the vessel can cause the hose to come in contact with the propeller.
Centre Diameter: 100 mm
Diameter: 235 mm
Length: 600 mm
Weight (nominal): 2.24 Kg
Net buoyancy: 17.0 Kg
Hardness surface, shore A: 40
Hardness foam core, shore A: 30
Compression strength @10% strain speed 10 mm/min: 170 KPa
Recommended min temp. -25°C
Recommended max temp. 40°C
Temp. not to be exceeded 50°C
Density (g/l.) 115
The consequences arising from a broken hose can be extreme:
♦ Contamination due to spillage.
♦ Destruction of the hose requiring repair or replacement at considerable cost that could have been avoided.
♦ Damage to the supply ship putting it out of operation. Both, the vessel and the crew may be exposed to danger.
♦ With hose flotation device fitted around the transfer hose, these problems may to a large degree be avoided.
♦ The hose will float in plain sight, making discharging much simpler and safer.
For all measurements, weights and other technical data specified above, please allow for a deviation of not less than +/-5%. The illustration may deviate from the actual product.