Steel Mesh Boom
Underwater Debris Screen | Trash Mesh Boom
Orion Steel Mesh Debris Booms are one of the strongest available options for containing and controlling floating debris. Featuring a combination of steel and HDPE floats, our steel mesh boom is extremely high strength and equipped to contain timber, logs, branches and other floating debris. Robust design and easy set up make Orion Boom a favorite for ports, harbors, marinas, intakes, power plants, and any location with high containment demands.
Standard underwater debris screens are constructed from either an aluminum or stainless steel mesh screen with molded floats along the top. Steel mesh barriers are available in standard panel lengths of eight feet (8') and depths ranging from two feet to four feet (2' - 4'). Multiple panels can be conjoined to your desired length.
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Designed for maximum strength and durability, the steel debris screen boom is constructed to endure demanding requirements. Its ability to hold larger debris makes them ideal for any of the following locations:
- Power Plants
- Marinas & Harbors
While these steel booms are most commonly used as a debris containment device, they can can also be used for additional purposes such as a log boom, for debris exclusion, intake protection or debris diversion to shores or collection points.
Steel Mesh Boom Specifications
|Flyers||Steel Mesh Debris Boom Flyer|
|Panel Length||8' (2.4 m)|
|Height of Panel||2' (0.61 m), 3' (0.91 m), 4' (1.22 m)|
|Steel Panel Material||Stainless Steel, Aluminum|
|Flotation||High Impact Flotations|
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Debris Boom Screen Considerations
Regardless of which boom option you choose, evaluating the conditions of your site can is essential to the performance of your boom. Still have questions? See our boom FAQs. Some of conditions you should take into consideration include:
- Type of Debris Needing Containment
- Water Conditions
- Water Speed (Current)
- Length of Boom Required
Maintenance: Regardless if it's an Orion Steel Mesh Boom, or an Orion Standard Debris Boom, periodic maintenance, inspection and/or removal of floating debris is required to keep your system functioning correctly. Pressuring washing of the barrier is also advised to help reduce marine growth.
Steel Mesh Boom Application: Intake Screen Protection
Underwater debris screen booms are sometimes used at intake screens to deflect logs, trash, ice, and sometimes even to prevent boats from being carried into the intake. Floating booms are installed an adequate distance upstream from high velocity zones that surround intakes. Boom is designed to divert logs, trash and other floating debris into a designated collection area like a spill way, dam over flow, trash sluiceway, or navigation lock.
Other Debris Boom Options:
- Standard Debris & Trash Boom
- Permanent Trash Boom
- Aquatic Plant & Weed Control Boom
- Trash Net Boom
- Debris Boom Variety
- Boom FAQs
Our most common boom option is the Standard Floating Debris Boom. This boom features a top flotation device, bottom ballast chain, and impermeable fabric to successfully contain and prevent the spread of materials.