DESMI Ro-Skim Integrated Boom & Skimmer System

DESMI Ro-Skim Integrated Boom & Skimmer System

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The Ro-Skim integrated boom and skimmer system uses a modified section of Ro-Boom to mount a hydraulically-controlled inlet weir skimmer, together with a choice of DOP pump, to recover a wide range of oils in a traditional sweep.

The Ro-Skim is normally fixed to be at the apex of the boom in a J or U configuration. However, the design allows for more than one Ro-Skim in a sweep and these can be either joined together or strategically positioned in the cusp. Either way, capacities and areas of influence can be significantly increased.

The Ro-Skim is positioned at the optimum location for oil recovery – it is essentially a special section of Ro-Boom that has been fitted with a weir and DESMI DOP 250 or DOP 160 pump. The weir is ideally placed to collect the oil that is building up against the face of the Ro-Boom.

One or two Ro-Skim units can be coupled together in one long boom assembly offering a higher recovery rate. The Ro-Skim is ideal for open sea sweeping operations.

The Ro-Skim integrated boom and skimmer system is available in five sizes to match either Ro-Boom 1000, 1300, 1500, 1800 or 2000.


DESMI designs and manufactures an extensive range of systems to recover oil and chemicals from the marine and inland environment. DESMI products include skimmers, booms, storage tanks, power packs, pumps, dispersant systems, vessels and ancillary items.

DESMI’s extensive range of containment booms and oil skimmers supports their oil spill response solutions which are highly trusted in the industry. Whether the requirement is for offshore or shoreline areas; the arctic or equatorial environment, DESMI delivers proven solutions for all spill conditions and offers outstanding life-cycle costs.


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