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Bandalong Usage Cases

The Bandalong Litter Trap and Boom System have a variety of usages. These are just some of the possibilities.

Irrigation Debris Control

Problem

Floating crop debris in irrigation channels were causing pumping systems to lose efficiency's or block completely. For our client this meant constant down time, increased labour costs and reduced watering efficiency for crops.

Solution

Install Bandalong Boom Systems spanning across channels that allow for varying water levels and prevent debris blocking up irrigation pumping infrastructure. Our unique design also allows debris to be cleared away with minimal effort.

Outcome

The floating Bandalong boom system keeps floating debris away from pumps, significantly reducing labour required to keep irrigation systems running efficiently. Improved water quality .

Storm Water Rubbish Collection

Problem

Storm water carrying rubbish and debris into drains and waterways.

Solution

The Bandalong Boom System extends across the open storm water drain to collect all floating debris.

Outcome

The boom diverts floating rubbish and debris to an area ready for manual collection. The photos at right show before and after storm.

Tidal Seaweed Management

Problem

Our client wanted to prevent seaweed entering a stormwater channel and being washed upstream during high tide. This caused a bad odour at low tide and our client was receiving many complaints from neighbours. This system also prevented litter and debris escaping into the bay during rainfall and outgoing tides.

Solution

Attach a boom system to either side of the concrete abutment allowing for varying water levels. This system had to be heavy duty allowing for all tidal variances and rough seas.

Outcome

Considering all of our client's needs we designed this boom system site specific, this included attaching wall rider poles to existing abutment then connecting heavy duty boom carriages, this allowed for the varying water levels. Attached beneath the booms was a 1.4 metre deep flexible skirt to deflect submerged seaweed & debris during high water levels.

Pipeline Grille Protection

Problem

Debris was choking inlet grilles of pipelines that flow through to water catchments. This was minimising water flow through to major reservoirs and creating huge maintenance issues for our client.

Solution

Design & Install a Bandalong floating Boom System that deflected debris downstream away from the inlet grille.

Outcome

This proved to be another very successful solution. The water finally flowed unobstructed and the majority of our client's maintenance issues became a thing of the past. This is also proving to act as a safety barrier for recreational users of some waterways

Capturing and Collecting Floating Debris

Problem

Protect our waterways and ocean outfalls from water pollution by floating litter and debris.

Solution

This is primarily what the Bandalong Litter Trap was originally designed and patented for to collect floating pollution from our waterways

Outcome

Bandalong Litter Traps have collected thousands of tons of rubbish from creeks, rivers, canals and inlets since 1993

The Bandalong Litter Trap floats on waterways, given buoyancy by exceptionally strong and durable polyethylene pipes. The unit is held in place by galvanised chains attached to ground anchors or fitted to rider poles for canal installations.

Bandalong International

2/3-7 Inglewood Drive
Thomastown, Vic, 3074

Tel: +61 3 9465 1144

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