Popular and Durable UHMWPE Mooring Buoy system
The mooring buoy system is simple: install a mooring buoy close to or over a site where boats traditionally anchor. Instead of anchoring, boat users tie off to the mooring and this lessens damage. Mooring buoys can also be used as an ongoing aid to coral reef conservation. They maybe used to zone an area for a particular activity and help avoid conflicts between, for example, fishermen and divers. If an area is being overused, moorings can be removed, placed elsewhere.
Installing mooring buoys requires professional expertise at all phases of project planning and implementation. Several factors must be considered and in many situations, the scope of the projects will demand cooperative effort between relevant government agencies and interested parties. Funding for installation and ongoing maintenance, a crucial element of any mooring buoy system, must be organized.
The current mooring system including the Halas Mooring System, The Manta-Ray Anchoring System, traditional mooring buoy systems, the Helix mooring system. All mooring buoys systems consist of three elements: a permanent fixture on the sea bottom, a floating buoy on the water surface, and something in between to attach the two. The Halas system is most successful in areas with flat. The Halas system is reconmmended for areas of sand, coral rubble, or a combination of bottom types. Traditional systems, limited in effectiveness, should only be used in sand or mud.Each mooring buoy system should be designed to meet the needs of the area within the manager’s technical and financial capabilities.
The traditional mooring buoy system is widely used in the world,thanks for its low budget and easy installation, and it is best suited for shallow mud, sand, or gravel bottoms and are not recommended for coral or seagrass areas.It consists of a floating buoy attached to a chain and heavy anchor, an engine block. The length of rope or chain should be twice the depth of the water, with consideration given to local tide and sea conditions. Insufficient scope in the down line will cause a boat to sit directly above the mooring, sanpping the line or lifting the block in rough seas or high tides. The system must be visually inspected and worn parts replaced as soon as possible. Inspection should be done routinely.
UHMWPE mooring buoys,
1. Maintenance free:
The material is self colored, no need painting every year, imported Clarian pignents and UV-stabilization additives are used, no fading will occur to the buoys within 10 years;
2. Collision Resistant&High Strength:
The plastic material is free from sea water collision to keep longer service life for the buoys. The steel strucutre inside could well keep the high strength of the buoys while collision occurs;
3. Excellent Buoyancy and Stability:
The sufficient water displacements could well provide sufficient buoyancy for the buoys; and the pouring-in cements could well keep the stability of the buoys even there are no chains hanged in the water;
4. Under customer request, the mooring buoys could be equipped with quick release hooks;
5. Designed according to IALA Recommendation.