EirGlide - Technical Specifications

EirGlide floating pontoon dry dock

EirGlide Module Design

Both module and pin are individually manufactured by rotational moulding in one piece without welds or joins so that no weak points exist. The Trapezoid slipway is designed to take large or small craft including Jet Skis.

Moulded into the slipway are ridges which enhance the EirGlide durability. The module underside is conical to give increased stability and prevent modules lifting from the water. The lugs, designed for maximum strength.

EirGlide Module Material

The floating module pontoon and connecting pin are manufactured from Linear Medium Molecular Density Polyethylene (MDPE) with narrow molecular weight distribution to give improved impact resistance.

AIRFLOAT MPS Floating Pontoons have been thoroughly tested for strength, impact resistance, and permeability, low and high temperature resistance. They are 100% recyclable, rot proof and resistant to fuel, oils, acids, hydrocarbons and other contaminants. The blocks are manufactured using UV inhibitors to protect them from degradation caused by ultra violet radiation.

Colour of EirGlide Modules

The standard pontoon colour is green but AIRFLOAT MPS pontoons can be manufactured in a wide range of other colours with black a popular choice.

Dimensions of EirGlide Modules

  • Basic pontoon module: 700mm x 700mm x 440mm high
  • Depth of slipway: 150mm
  • Draft: 50mm unloaded
  • Freeboard: 390mm (to centre of module) unloaded
  • Weight of EirGlide Modules - 15kg per module
  • Compatible with existing Airfloat installations

Buoyancy of EirGlide Modules

  • Single Tier: 360kg per m�

Freeboard of EirGlide Modules

To alter the level of flotation (for example, for smaller craft) modules can be ballasted by filling them with water.

Strength of EirGlide Modules

Impact resistance: A 78kg weight repeatedly dropped from 3m heights onto the surface and side of a module caused virtually no damage

Tensile strength of lugs: Along diagonal and horizontal axes, more than 3 tonnes per unit

pontoon strap

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