Foilex TDS-250 Skimming System

Foilex TDS-250 Skimming System


The Foilex skimming system is designed for clean up of harbors, coastal and offshore spills.

The heart of the TDS Skimmer is the hydraulically driven onboard TDS Skimmer Pump which is fitted in a 3-pontoon flotation frame flow controlled, self-adjusting skimming ring. The TDS skimmer is powered and controlled by a Foilex diesel driven hydraulic power pack via the hydraulic hoses. The hose package consists of hydraulic and discharge hoses stored on Foilex hose reel. Recovered oil is pumped from the Skimmer up to the available collecting tank through the discharge hose. The hoses are kept together and floating with inflatable floats.

The system can be deployed from a vessel or barge with enough deck space to support the skimming equipment and the oil/water seperator footprint. The system will also require the use of a second vessel to handle deployment and operation of the containment boom for recovery operations.


Manufacture Foilex Model TDS-250
Service type Weir skimmer Operating environment Open waters
Application Stationary/advancing Skimming speed 0.5 kts
Nameplate recovery capacity (bbl/hr) 820 bbl/hr Effective daily recovery capacity (bbl/hr) 3936
Wave height* (ft) 6' L x W x H (in) 96" x 108" x 44"
Weight (lbs.) dry 420 Max draft (in) 32"
Transit speed Support vessel Sweep Width (ft.) Sweeping boom width
Skimming speed 1 kts Water recovery Max 20% (dependant on concentration of product recovered and skimmer adjustments)
On board storage N/A Debris handling Not affected
Pump type Progressive cavity (arch. screw pump) Best in oil types Bunker C to emulsified crude oil
Transfer pump rate 143 bbl/hr Storage capacity (bbl) 50
Skimmer skid dimensions (L x W x H) 10' x 6.5' x 7' Oil/water separator skid dimensions (L x W x H) 10' x 8' x 8'
Aux equipment Diesel powered hydraulic unit, oil/water separator, hose package, remote controls are necessary for operation Operators required One (1)
* dependant on vessel capacity

Transportation Modes

C-130 DC-6 DC-3 737 Beaver Otter Cessna 206 Cessna 185 Heli Barge Tug (only) Lrg F/V Sm F/V Pickup
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Locations & Quantities

Zone 1

55°23'47.94"N 131°43'45.85"W

Zone 5

57°06'53.48"N 135°23'31.89"W

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