New skimming system is the largest on the West Coast

WCMRC received shipment this month of Aqua-Guard‘s RBS TRITONTM  skimming system – the largest on Canada’s West Coast. The complete system will be mounted on our storage and working platform the 4,0000-tonne Burrard Cleaner No. 18 barge, currently stationed in Burrard Inlet. The system is deployed by crane over the side of the barge and can be controlled by one operator via wireless remote control. The skimmer head is maneuvered by hydraulically powered thrusters directly into areas of concentrated oil and can recover 150 tonnes (30 tonnes derated) of product per hour at a 96 per cent recovery rate.

 The RBS TRITONTM consists of three major components: an oil skimmer head, a hydraulic power pack and a floating-hose reel system. Other features include:

  • Interchangeable brush/disc/drum modules recover virtually any viscosity of oil
  • Mid to high volume capacity skimmer and pump combinations
  • Floating umbilical hose deploys and recovers the system
  • Free-floating skimmer is recovery-ready as soon as it enters the water


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