Floating Oil Recovery Units

FORU functions in rough water

FORU is easy to operate

Static and dynamic solution

INTRODUCING THE FORU

The only serious solution for any oil spill

We want to develop preventive measures against pollution of our oceans, seas and lakes worldwide and subsequent damage to our maritime flora and fauna, thus enabling us to pass it on in good condition to our future generations.

FUNCTIONS IN ROUGH WATER

The smart buoy design in combination with the position of the center of gravity, makes the FORU stick to the waves, maintaining its high efficiency

EASY TO DEPLOY

The FORU can be carried by two persons, and does not require any assembly before use: Just connect the hoses and deploy the FORU system

EASY TO OPERATE

The FORU can be operated without the need of instructions. No buoyancy adjustments are needed

STATIC AND DYNAMIC SOLUTION

The FORU can be used in static situations and can be integrated in dynamic sweeping systems

HIGH RECOVERY RATE

The FORU can recover up to 45,000 barrels per 24 hours with an oil recovery ratio of 75 – 100 percent

EASY TO MAINTAIN

The FORU can be dissasmbled by unscrewing only a few bolts and is easy to clean

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It is not if but when

 

FORU units Operational

Total solution
We offer a total solution to clean up oil spills, our total solution includes booms, bladders, power packs and of course one of our down-draft systems, designed for nearshore, harbor, river, lake and offshore conditions. Both down-draft systems can be deployed and stored without assembly. Either FORU system can be easily placed in the pocket of a dynamic sweeping system like the Current Buster or the Oil Trawl.

Smart design
To be ready for the case that an oil spill occurs the equipment needs to be maintained and your personnel must be trained. Our systems are designed to be easy to use, maintain and clean. Because of these features our down-draft systems have a high availability in case of an oil spill. Training is supplied with our total solution to teach your personnel how to work with our equipment. Due to smart engineering our down-draft systems are easy to disassemble and clean.

Robust system
The FORU down-draft systems are designed to function in rough waters. The smart designed buoy-shape makes the FORU stick to the waves and therefore makes it possible to operate the FORU in offshore conditions. Our systems are made of high grade materials and 100% mechanical to withstand the severe offshore weather conditions. Because of the smart design of the down draft system, the adjustment is intuitive therefore very little training is required.

Concerning oil spills, the question is not if they occur, but when they will.
FORU stands guard, ready to use.

Test results

As tested at Kystverket (Norwegian Coastal Administration) centre in Horten, Norway

FORU-70

  • ASTM F2709-15 100%
  • ASTM F2709-15 With external pump 100%
  • ASTM F2709-15 With current and waves 75%
 

FORU-340

  • ASTM F2709-15 99%
  • ASTM F2709-15 With current 95%
  • ASTM F2709-15 With current and waves 99%

THE FORU SOLUTION

The FORU-70

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CAPACITY

The FORU recovers up to 70 m³/h (18,500 US gph)
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WORKING PRINCIPLE

Down-draft principle, adjustable inlet gap of 360° perimeter
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DRAFT

755 mm (29.7”)
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WEIGHT

75 kg (165.5 lbs) empty / 200 kg (440 lbs) in water
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PUMP

Hydraulic driven centrifugal screw pump, continuously variable
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POWER REQUIREMENTS

10.5 kW (14.25 hp) Max. 25 l/min @ 250 bar (6.6 gpm @ 3625 psi)
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TRANSPORT

Single lifting eye / Liftable with 2 persons
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DIMENSIONS

Ø 1080 x 842 mm (Ø 42.5″ x 33.1”)
 
 
 
 

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THE OFFSHORE SOLUTION

The FORU-340

 
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CAPACITY

The FORU-340 recovers 10 – 340 m³/h (2650 – 90,000 US gph)
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WORKING PRINCIPLE

Down-draft principle, adjustable inlet gap of 360° perimeter
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DRAFT

2000 mm (78.75”)
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WEIGHT

940 kg (2070 lbs) empty / 4100 kg (9040 lbs) in water
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PUMP

Hydraulic driven centrifugal screw pump, continuously variable
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POWER REQUIREMENTS

93 kW (125 hp) Max. 140 l/min @ 320 bar (37 gpm @ 4600 psi)
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TRANSPORT

Single lifting eye / Fork lift slots
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DIMENSIONS

Ø 2250 x 2300 mm (Ø 88.5 x 90.5 in)
 
 
 

"The best skimmer I have ever seen"

– Arvid, former Norwegian test facility manager –

"Amazing efficiency in rough weather"

– Andre, Salvage Master –

"Fantastic capacity in heavy oil"

– Bjorn, Test facility manager –

"Easy and quick to deploy"

– Rene, Oil spill Leader –

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These are some of the most common questions and answers about FORU, if you can’t find your question in the list below, please click on the button below and fill in the form to submit your question.
Can debris get stuck in the FORU?
With the designing of the FORU systems extra care has been taken to design the FORU systems to handle all kinds and sizes of surface and below surface floating debris.

A set of debris handling measures have been taking to avoid the FORU systems from getting shut down as a results of debris.

Those measures conisists of debris blocking shields, adjustable inlet opening and a pump that can handle debris up to 60mm

In the uncommon event of debris getting stuck in the FORU, the system can be dissassembled and assembled in no time.

Can the FORU handle waves >2.5M?
In waves of over 2,5 meters the FORU-340 will still operate but it does affect the efficiency.
What are the effects of salty and humid environment on the FORU?
The effects of  a salty and/or humid environment on our FORU systemss are minimal to none. The FORU systems are made of marine grade materials to withstand the most severe offshore environments. Well performed cleaning and maintenance is obviously of utmost importance to ensure the life span of the FORU systems.

Foru-Solution offers a yearly maintenance program to ensure – and increase – the lifespan of the equipment.

Does the FORU also function at a lower capacities?
The FORU systems operate from 5 m3/h, up to a maximum of 340 m3/h.
What happens with the efficiency and capacity when oil gets thicker and/or has to be pumped higher?
We have developed a calculator for estimating the capacity of our FORU systems. These calculation are based on formulas, simulations and experience.

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Foru-solution BV

Lange Lijnbaan 1

8861NW Harlingen

info@foru-solution.com

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