FURUNO OIL RADAR FOIL-200
Furuno oil radar detects oil on the sea surface and provides accurate position information of the oil spill. The area can be transferred to a compatible ECDIS. The FOIL-200 is an additional module to the Furuno IMO navigation radar and does not need a separate antenna. It is thus easy and quick to install and commission. FOIL-200 has a very intuitive user interface and the functionality is easy to use. There is no need for formal training.
OIL ON WATER RETURNS DIFFERENT ECHOES
FOIL-200 uses very sophisticated algorithms to analyse the details of the echoes which by the navigation radar are interpreted as noise and therefore filtered out. Oil on water returns different echoes than the normal backscatter from the sea and it is these echoes that are presented in the radar image of FOIL-200. Different weather and sea conditions impacts backscatter. To adjust for this the FOIL-200 has three predefined modes with recommended yet adjustable settings for the best performance.
FOIL-200 is ReCOGNIZED BY NOFO
NOFO, the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies recognizes the Furuno oil radar FOIL-200 as suitable for NOFO mode of operation.
AUTOMATIC CALCULATION OF AREA
The FOIL-200 oil radar automatically detects oil spills and presents a polygon to indicate the area of the oil slick. FOIL-200 also automatically calculates the area of the area where oil is detected. The user can manually enter oil surface thickness and the system calculates the total volume of oil within the polygon.
If necessary, the user can also draw their own polygons for areas where oil spills are suspected, even if the oil radar does not give a clear indication of this.