Poralu Marine – Seabin

Poralu-Marine-FranceThe Seabin Project – Cleaner marinas – Cleaner oceans

 

 

 

 

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About

In March 2016, French marina building company Poralu Marine signed up with the Seabin Project to be the exclusive worldwide manufacturer and distributor. Poralu has factories on two continents and a distribution network covering 18 countries.
“To remain a leader in our field we must be prepared for future challenges. Plastic pollution is a larger and predominant one! In the group, we are investing for many years in the development of eco-friendly solutions. Therefore it seemed natural to support Seabin Pty Ltd because Pete and Andrew have put their hearts into this and they were able to provide a realistic and affordable solution. We aim to co-develop the Seabin system in order to meet the specific needs of our customers. this partnership is just the beginning of a long term collaboration for both companies.” Fayçal Rezgui, Head of CEI the environmental branch of the Poralu Marine Group.
The idea was if there was rubbish bins on land, why not in the water? Over time, the scope of the project evolved into a comprehensive research, technology, and educational initiative with global interest and reach.
The world’s marinas, ports and yacht clubs are the perfect place to start helping clean our oceans. With no huge open ocean swells or storms inside the marinas, these relatively controlled environments provide the perfect locations for Seabin installations.

SEABIN V5

The V5 Seabin unit is a “trash skimmer” designed to be installed in the water of Marinas, Yacht Clubs, Ports and any water body with a calm environment and suitable services available.
The unit acts as a floating garbage bin skimming the surface of the water by pumping water into the device. The Seabin V5 can intercept: floating debris, macro and micro plastics and even micro fibres with an additional filter. By acting as a trash skimmer, the Seabin V5 is also able to clean the water from contaminated organic material (leaves, seaweed, etc…).
The Seabin V5 is easily equipped with oil absorbent pads able to absorb petroleum-based surface oils and detergent predominant in most marinas around the world.

HOW DOES THE SEABIN WORK?

Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 Lph (liters per hour), plugged directly into either a 110V or 220V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag.
The Seabin can catch an estimated 3.9 Kgs of floating debris per day or 1.4 tons per year (depending on weather and debris volumes) including micro plastics down to 2 mm small.

WITH THE ADDITION OF CUSTOM OIL PAD TECHNOLOGY, THE SEABIN IS IDEAL FOR SKIMMING SURFACE OILS AND POLLUTANTS

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Poralu Marine - Seabin

Power: 110V / 220V Consumption 2.5 amps 500 watts
Pump: 25,000 LPH
Sturdy HDPE construction
316 Marine grade stainless steel bracket
Capture micro plastics > 2mm
Catch bag: holds 20kg
Weight with bracket: 55 kg
Electrical cable: 6 meters
Seabin dimensions: 500 x 500 mm X 1800 mm
Reusable catch bags
2 Year warranty
Recyclable components
From 13 locations and 13500 hours of data, captured litter is1.4 tons per year
That the V5 Seabin units are installed on floating pontoons only
There is staff to maintain Seabin on a daily basis
Maximum distance to an electric energy supply point is 6 meters (more with an extension cable, not provided)
Voltage provided 110V/220V
Freeboard range between 460mm minimum and 820mm maximum
Maximum water current speed range equal or below 4 knots
There is a minimum 1.2 meters of water depth at the lowest astronomical tide

FAQ

– How does the Seabin work?
The Seabin moves up and down with the range of tide collecting all floating rubbish. Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 LPH (litres per hour), plugged directly into 110/22V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag to be disposed of properly.
In detail:
The water is being circulated through the action of a submersible water pump. As the water passes through The catch-bag inside the V5 Seabin retains all floating debris larger than 2mm.

– How much plastic waste does the Seabin collect?
The Seabin catches an estimated 1.4 tons of floating debris per year (depending on weather and debris volumes) including micro plastics down to 2 mm small, the catch bag has a capacity of 20kg and can be changed multiple times per day. The V5 range in glassy conditions is a 50 meter radius but in windy or tidal conditions the V5 Seabin relies on its strategic positioning for the wind and current to bring the marine litter to its location.

– What do you do with the collected waste?
Each V5 Seabin client has its own waste service provider and its own management plan. We encourage V5 Seabin clients to diligently recycle what plastics they can.

In the near future we aim to offer recycling services for the Seabin marine litter and ensure it is recycled where possible. We are very fond of the concept of circular economy and we would like to have as much of the waste collected by the Seabins valorized and reintroduced into the economy. The more plastic, and other material are reintroduced into the economy, the less goes to landfill, incineration, or in the environment. We need to rethink the design of goods.

– How to maintain the Seabin?
The catch bag can hold up to 20 Kgs of debris and it is advised to be checked twice a day and emptied as needed.

We are now using a non toxic and highly durable anti foul system to reduce the cleaning to be at least once per 6-8 weeks depending on location.

The anode has been specifically designed with no toxic cadmium and ensures a longer lasting life span. The Anode needs to be replaced as needed and is dictated by geographic location.

– How many Seabins per marina?
Typically, a medium sized marina would require anywhere between 2-6 Seabins but it all depends on the particular conditions of the marina, if there are several point sources, river outlets, etc., you might need more.

– How much power does it require?
Seabin requires AC power either 110v or 220v. Power consumption is 2.5amps @ 500 watts

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