Oil Booms for Spill Response

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Oil Spill Containment Booms

Oil Booms are a fast response barrier designed for immediate deployment around spills. Equipped for calm water, fast water, or moving water areas, these booms can effectively contain your spills and prevent spreading around your site. Booms are available for most water conditions, as well as land spills. Please feel free to browse through the products below, or give our team a call at (+1) 772-646-0597 (toll free: 888-703-9889) for more information.

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Boom Accessories

anchor kitTo complete your containment boom system, several accessories are also available to help control, stabilize and secure booms in your location. Accessories include the following:

  • Anchor Kits
    • Buoys
    • Painter Rope
    • Anchor
  • Marker Lights
  • Tow Bridles
  • Buoys
  • Tidal Compensators

For more information, check out our Boom Accessories.

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Learn More about these Oil Booms

oil boomsStandard Oil Booms are those available in a calm water, moving water and fast water model. Typical components found on these booms include:

  • Top Flotation
  • Impermeable PVC
  • Bottom Ballast Chain
  • Grommets
  • Side Connectors (moving and fast water models)
  • Top Tension Cable (moving and fast water models)

Typical length for all booms is a short 6", 12", 16", 20" or 24" depth. For areas with underwater requirements, we also offer models with an extended skirt to control below the surface of the water. Deployment Facts

 

Absorbent Oil Booms

absorbent oil boomsAbsorbent Booms are an alternative containment option for any site needing to both contain and absorb oil. Absorbent booms are especially good for calm water areas and feature components that target hydrocarbons for removal from a water body.

  • Standard Boom (great for marinas, harbors, bays and docking areas)

  • Spaghetti Boom (perfect for areas with thick or fast moving water)

 

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Oil Spill Containment Boom Deployment Options

How to handle an oil spill depends on different factors like type of the oil spilled, location, weather, time of day, manpower available and equipment at hand. Boom Deployment Types:

  1. Containment Boom: Containment oil boom deployment is a common tactic for areas with a mild current or moving water conditions. This type of deployment requires the boom to be installed around the spill area and perpendicular to where the spill is located. Booms are intended to completely contain the spill area and prevent further spreading.


  2. Deflection Boom: Deflection deployment refers to booms which are placed along side spills to deflect oil to the desired cleanup locations. This type of deployment is common in areas where there are strong currents and where complete containment of the spill is not possible.


  3. Exclusion Boom: Exclusion boom deployment occurs when booms are placed around a particular area to protect oil from flowing into that spot. This type of deployment is intended to block or protect certain areas (sensitive spots such as marsh lands, intakes or shores) from contamination

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Environmental Effects of Oil Spills

Due to the environmental effects oil spills can have on birds and marine mammals, have a containment boom and plan in place is often essential for quick spill response.

For birds, oil penetrates and and opens up the plumage, reducing is insulating ability and make birds more vulnerable to temperature fluctuations. Exposure can also impair flight ability of birds, making it difficult or impossible for them to escape their predators. Most birds affected by an oil spill will die unless there is human intervention.

Marine mammals exposed to oil spills are affected in similar ways as seabirds. Oil coats the fur of sea otters and seals, reducing its insulation abilities and leading to body temperature fluctuations and hypothermia. Ingestion of the oil causes dehydration and impaired digestion.


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