DESMI and InterOcean Systems have teamed up to develop the Smart Boom monitoring system. This system combines DESMI’s oil spill containment boom with the Boom Guard Monitoring Buoy, an oil pollution monitoring device used to monitor for the presence of oil pollution within the boom containment area.
If oil pollution is detected, the buoy transmits an alert via Iridium satellite in real time. The buoy also monitors location and heading and should the Smart Boom drift, the buoy reports its current location and heading, transmits an alert, and continues to transmit hourly, enabling users to locate and recover the boom and buoy. The buoy also transmits a daily report notifying users of the status of all on-board sensors.
Oil booms are routinely used to capture and coagulate oil for mechanical recovery or in-situ burning – protecting sensitive environments and shorelines. For a large spill, hundreds of miles of boom can be deployed, requiring resource-intensive observation using aircraft and/or vessel-based personnel. This is time-consuming, costly, weather dependent and allows for only very periodic visibility of booms’ condition.
The Smart Boom monitoring system offers a smarter solution by providing around-the-clock monitoring in all weather and sea state conditions, thereby reducing costs associated with personnel, vessels and aircraft, to deliver all of the benefits of real-time awareness and alerts.
Advantages of the Smart Boom monitoring system:
- Remote oil spill monitoring and alerts
- Boom integrity monitoring and alerts
- 24/7/365 awareness in all conditions
- Reduces need for boats, aircraft and personnel to monitor booms
- For use offshore, near-shore, terminals, inland waterways – anywhere there’s value in remote real-time monitoring
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.