The LSC is a vessel side mounted advancing skimming system for tug and work boats as well as for large vessels. In addition to the skimmer unit on one or two sides of the work boat, the total LSC system typically consists of automatic or manual outrigger jib arms and sweeping booms.
The LSC system is based upon the proven stiff brush technology. It offers high performance and safety for near- and offshore oil spill recovery. The LSC operates effectively at vessel speeds of up to four knots, resulting in excellent vessel maneuverability and very high oil encounter rate.
The new generation brush conveyor belt is a double acting skimming system for the LSC. The double acting brush conveyor belt can be rotated in both directions and has a double brush scraper that allows the two-way operation for all kinds of oils from light to the heaviest. Moreover, to enhance the selectivity to separate oils, the unit has an adjustable back plate to control the flow when recovering light, medium or heavy viscous oils.
The encountered oil is directed to the skimmer and scraped further to the incorporated oil transfer pump. The number of brush chains selected is based on vessel size and required capacity.
Owing to the high recovery speed, the system is able to recover the largest possible area of an expanding oil slick at sea. The deployment of the system can start skimming oil within minutes of arrival on site and be operated by a small crew requiring very little specialized training.
Detailed drawings and design of the system are tailor-made for each individual vessel for optimized efficiency, operation and safety, taking into account vessel particulars, capacity requirements and other factors.
The LSC system can be fitted in various types and sizes of vessels allowing them to serve as oil recovery units. It can be installed in new-buildings as well as in existing vessels. Please note the specifications shown here are examples for a single side system.