Oil Containment Booms

 

Oil containment booms function to contain, control or divert oil spills.  They perform especially well in ponds, rivers, inland waters, protected harbors, coastlines and offshore.  Most of our oil containment booms comply with regulations and/or guidelines provided by OPA-90, US Coast Guard-OSRO and ASTM F1523.  They are also available in a wide range of fabrics and sizes.  It is important to consider the type of waterway, wind, currents, tidal changes and deployment options when selecting oil containment booms.  Please contact our office at 609-971-8810. We’ll answer your questions and help you select the right boom for your project.

4X6

Compact, portable, first response oil containment boom for still or calm water. The 4” dia. foam flotation is encased in reinforced PVC fabric and then heat-sealed to be watertight. Below the float a 6” depth impermeable reinforced PVC skirt* is attached then ballasted continuously along the bottom.  Section lengths of 50’ or 100’ join together with lacing grommets or tool-free aluminum universal connectors.

Log I – 6X12

Economical, general purpose oil containment boom for inland, protected waterways with low current velocity. The 6” dia. foam flotation is encased in reinforced PVC fabric and then heat-sealed to be watertight. Below the float, a 12” depth impermeable reinforced PVC skirt* is attached then ballasted continuously along the bottom. An optional 5/16” dia. PVC coated galvanized aircraft cable adds tension and strength to the boom. Section lengths of 50’ or 100’ join together with tool-free aluminum universal or ASTM F-962  connectors.

Log IC – 6×12 with Top Tension Cable

Heavy duty oil containment work boom designed for harbors, marinas, rivers, and the open ocean. The 6” dia. foam flotation is encased in reinforced PVC fabric then heat-sealed to be watertight. Below the float a 12” depth impermeable reinforced PVC skirt* is attached then ballasted continuously along the bottom.  A dual 5/16” dia. PVC coated galvanized aircraft cable on the boom adds strength and increases drag force for longer towing configurations.  Section lengths of 50’ or 100’ join together with tool-free aluminum universal or ASTM F-962 connectors.

Log IIC-8X16 with Dual Load Lines

Durable, heavy duty oil containment boom designed for repeated deployment in rough seas and open water.  A larger  8” dia. foam flotation is encased in reinforced PVC fabric then heat-sealed to be watertight.  Below the float a 12” depth impermeable reinforced PVC skirt* is attached then ballasted continuously along the bottom. In addition, a dual 5/16” dia. PVC coated galvanized aircraft cable increases strength and durability.  Section lengths of 50’ or 100’ join together with tool-free aluminum universal or ASTM F-962 connectors.

*Optional fabrics include:

  • 18-28oz PVC coated polyester or nylon
  • Seamans XR-5 for greater chemical resistance
  • Potable grade material for reservoirs
  • Urethane coated fabrics for higher abrasion resistance and longevity

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