Ro-Kite

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Eliminates the need of a second tow vessel

RO-KITE – The new aquatic device designed to replace the functions of a second boom sweep vessel.
Meeting the requirements for the open water, sheltered water, and shoreline/river water environments.

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Eliminates the need of a second tow vessel

RO-KITE – The new aquatic device designed to replace the functions of a second boom sweep vessel.
Meeting the requirements for the open water, sheltered water, and shoreline/river water environments.

The DESMI RO-KITE is a floating water kite based on a combination of trawl door and ram-air parachute principles. The purpose of this device is to act as a flow powered ‘tow vessel’ for oil boom systems, where strong currents or high speed are factors during an oil spill recovery. When launched, the RO-KITE, powered by the current and in combination with the RO-KITE’s unique design makes it swing out and away from the ship towing the outer end of the sweep formation. Use of the RO-KITE provides a cost efficient recovery of floating oil as it obviates the need of an extra towing vessel, a jib arm system or, in fast flowing waters, the need of several anchor points.

The DESMI RO-KITE is offered in three basic models – the RO-KITE 2000 is designed for the requirements of the DESMI Speed-Sweep 2000/2200 system and any other sweeping systems with similar force requirements or more. The RO-KITE 1500 can be used in combination with DESMI Speed-Sweep 1500 and other similar sweeping arrangements. The RO-KITE Shallow Draft (S.D.). is ideal for many areas of operation requiring small draft sweeps e.g. rivers, and shoreline water environment.

DESMI maintain a patent on the RO-KITE design. Several unique features of the design are mentioned here:

  • ‘Soft’ design that prevents risk of personal injuries by handling
  • Easy dismantling and packing for compact storage
  • Robust and non-vulnerable design that allows collision with ship structure
  • Hydrodynamic principles that minimize the required dimensions
  • Choice of long term proven materials for oil boom design
  • Can be handled manually on deck and can be arranged to be deployed without use of crane
  • Possible to deploy from Port and Starboard vessel side
  • Has a very little sensitivity to wave activity
 
 RO-KITE 2000

RO-KITE 1500

RO-KITE S.D
 Basic physical dimensions:
  Draught2.20 m / 87 in1.80 m / 71 in1.1 m / 43 in
  Freeboard0.52 m / 20 in0.52 m / 20 in0.45 m / 18 in
  Operational width0.45 m / 18 in0.45 m / 18 in0.45 m / 18 in
  Air chamber length3.00 m / 118 in3.00 m / 118 in3.00 m / 118 in
  Tensile strength air chamber250 N/mm / 1430 lbs/in250 N/mm / 1430 lbs/in250 N/mm / 1430 lbs/in
  Tensile strength skirt section315 N/mm / 1800 lbs/in315 N/mm / 1800 lbs/in315 N/mm / 1800 lbs/in
 Deflated outer dimensions:
  Overall length3.30 m / 130 in3.30 m / 130 in
  Skirt length2.20 m / 87 in1.80 m / 71 in1.10 m / 43 in
  Height2.30 m / 91 in2.10 m / 83 in1.30 m / 51 in
  Weight165 kg / 364 lbs155 kg / 342 lbs115 kg / 254 lbs

 

RO-KITE-Brochure.pdf
RO-KITE-E-Leaflet-2016.pdf

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