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Buoyancy & Ballast

Draught Reduction Buoyancy

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Draught Reduction Buoyancy

  • Draught Reduction Buoyancy
Seaflex Use of Buoyancy for Draught Reduction Application Note

Save costs and increase efficiency using Seaflex Buoyancy Units

The use of Seaflex buoyancy units, a Unique Group brand, in the field of draught reduction projects is often linked to dry-docking scenarios. The drydock itself can have a lip that may potentially foul the underside of the vessel on the way in and/or out unless additional buoyancy is applied to ensure sufficient clearance. 

Some of the benefits of using Seaflex air-filled buoyancy units within this type of application are:

  • Backed up with project engineering experience and guidance from the manufacturer, along with onsite support from a Seaflex technician if so required.
  • Fully compliant with IMCA D-016 guidance, and type-tested to prove a minimum 5:1 factor of safety.
  • Flat-packed for efficient and cost-effective transport and storage.
  • Weighing less than 1% of its uplift capacity: e.g. 5t unit less than 50kg.
  • Quick to rig, and easy to vent for ultra-safe recovery.
    Immediately available for rental or purchase from the world’s largest stock of such equipment.
  • If rented, then subject to the highest testing and re-certification standards in the industry.

Further information on this application such as the schematics, calculation, positioning and recent case studies can be viewed from the PDF link on the left. If you have any questions relating to these solutions, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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