NOFI Spill Raider™
The Spill Raider is an automatic inflatable oil containment boom, designed to reduce deployment time, to be mobilized using minimum of deck space as well as being less resource demanding.
The technology behind the NOFI 1000 series was implemented when designing the Spill Raider, leaving this boom with the same increased flexibility regarding towing speed and maneuverability, due to its superb wave following characteristics.
During development of the NOFI Spill Raider, great emphasis has been placed on safety in deployment and use. Redundancy has been built into the system so that if one functional part fails, the boom can still be operated via a standby system. For instance there are two longitudinal, separate, full-size air chambers along the length of the boom, and the boom will still be able to function without a reduction in freeboard height, even if one of the chambers is punctured.
The NOFI Spill Raider is stored on a reel. Inflation and deflation is controlled from an operator station at the reel. The deployment and retrieval operations each take about 15 minutes for a 300 m boom. The boom is made of heavy duty PU/PVC fabric with high wear resistance, and has a smooth surface to facilitate easy cleaning. The NOFI Spill Raider can be operated at towing or water current speeds of up to 1,2 knots (ref. tests carried out in Ohmsett test tank), which is significantly more that the 0,7 to 1 knots that ordinary oil booms are capable of.
During development of the NOFI Spill Raider great emphasis has been placed on safety in deployment and use. Redundancy has been built into the system so that if one functional part fails the boom can still be operated due to a standby system
NOFI’s experience in designing and developing oil booms with excellent wave following characteristics and improved oil containment ensures a high quality product