Floating Pontoon Technical Specifications

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Floating Pontoon 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 module underside is conical to give increased stability and prevent modules lifting from the water. The lugs, designed for maximum strength, provide the fixing points for the accessories such as fenders, handrails and mooring points.

Floating Pontoon 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 Floating Pontoon 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 Floating Pontoon Modules

Basic pontoon module: 700mm x 700mm x 440mm high
Draft: 50mm unloaded
Freeboard: 390mm (to centre of module) unloaded

Weight of Pontoon Modules
15kg per module

Buoyancy of Floating Pontoon Modules

Single Tier: 360kg per m²
Double Tier: 720kg per m²

Freeboard of Pontoon Modules

To alter the level of flotation (essential, for example, for rowing pontoons) modules can be ballasted by filling with water or sand to the graph above.

Strength of Floating Pontoon 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.

A comprehensive series of tests has been carried out by the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre at University College, Cork in Ireland.

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