WM-PB2.5 Polyethylene Buoy is one of Wealth Marine’s latest design and manufacture. This buoy is made from rotationally moulded, UV-stabilised polyethylene material, with its inner body filled with polystyrene foam and being reinforced with a steel structure.
The required colour pigment is injected into the polyethylene material before the moulding process. This prolongs the surface colour of the buoy without the need for painting. In this modern ‘Aids-to-Navigation’ world, Polyethylene Buoys have the great potential of replacing the conventional steel navigational buoys.
This is because as compared to steel buoys, Polyethylene Buoys are light-weight (easier for installation) and possess anti-fouling properties. Besides, due to its elastic nature, it is absorbent to impact forces and can withstand relatively larger collisions. As such, these buoys are maintenance-free and have longer lifespan. Therefore, Polyethylene Buoy is indeed an ideal ‘floating aids to navigation’.
|Construction||:||Rotationally Moulded; medium density, UV-stabilised polyethylene (thickness of 12mm)|
|Foam-fill material||:||16 kg/m3 expanded polystyrene foam|
|Air weight||:||2400kg approx|
|Focal Plane Height||:||4800mm (extended)|
|Buoyancy||:||~ 4730kg (for diameter 2.5m)|
|Radar Reflector||:||45m2 Cross Section, 360° Coverage|
|Visual Detection Area||:||Can-shaped daymarks – 5.5m2
Cone-shaped daymarks – 4.5m2
|Surface Colour||:||Red/Green (As required)|
|Surface texture||:||Anti-slip surface for increased safety
(during maintenance/installation works)
|Lifting / Mooring eyes||:||2 or 4 each|
|Maximum Mooring Load||:||1580 kg|
|Counterweight (Ballast)||:||Cast Steel / Iron / Concrete (as required based on site conditions)
Skirt Keel / Tall Tube available
|Maximum current speed||:||4.05 m/s (~8 knots)|
|Mounting hardware||:||stainless steel bolts & nuts|
|Battery Compartment||:||Able to accommodate more than 2 batteries of each dimension 340x175x250 mm|
Polyethylene Repair Kit:
A set of Polyethylene Repair Kit is available with heat gun, welding rods and other accessories for convenience of patching and repair on site.