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 772-646-0597 (toll free: 888-703-9889) for more information.

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Calm Water Booms

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Oil Absorbent Boom

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Oil Fence Boom

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Standard design of the oil containment boom will feature an impermeable skirt, top flotation device and bottom ballast chain. Depending on the type of water where you will be storing these boom, they may also feature a variety of cables to help with containment in your location. Options include:

oil boomThe Calm Water Boom is the perfect oil spill containment boom for quick response to spills in small streams, canals, roadside ditches and other shallow calm water areas.

Fast & Protected Oil Booms are used in estuaries, rivers, streams and near shore environments where current is a factor.

Open Water Booms is a high buoyancy oil spill containment boom suited for harbors and open waters.

The Oil Fence Boom is a great solution for areas looking to deploy oil booms via boom reels or storage containers. When compared to the standard floating boom, fence boom features a series of compact flotations that can be folded or rolled up for quick transportation to a spill site.

Extended Skirt Containment Booms are designed with extended skirts to help with containment in open water, fast water or demanding water conditions. While standard skirts feature a depth of either 6" or 12", these skirts offer increased depths for control in demanding water areas.

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Absorbent Oil Booms

In addition to the standard containment oil booms featured above, Granite Environmental also offers a range of Oil Absorbent Booms. These booms are designed to deploy around spills to absorb and contain oil. Options include:

absorbent oil boomsStandard Absorbent Booms are a common choice for storage around marinas, harbors, bays, and other docking areas. Booms include rope and open cell netting for quick deployment and containment.

Spaghetti Booms are an alternative absorbent boom designed for areas with thick oil or fast moving water. Unlike the standard booms, spaghetti booms are filled with a series of absorbent strips. This allows oil to penetrate the boom and effectively absorb materials.


Boom Accessories

To 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

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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.

There are three different types of boom deployment:

  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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