Open Water Oil Containment Boom
Kraken Oil Booms
Kraken Open Water Oil Containment Booms are high buoyancy curtains suited for harbors and open water conditions. Equipped for tough spills and clean up applications, these booms are equipped for quick response and operation in moving water areas.
Standard components for the boom include a 22 oz. PVC material, bottom ballast chain, tension cables and top flotation device. If you are working off of a site plan or have additional specifications for the boom, please feel free to let us know so we can provide you with options that will meet your requirements.
Fittings: All booms come standard with galvanized steel cables and connectors.
SALT WATER AREAS: It is recommended that all salt water booms be made with the following components:
- Stainless Steel Cables
- Zinc Anodes
These components are more robust in design and equipped for extended salt water use. If this is a short term project and cost is an issue, standard galvanized steel components can be used for a period up to 1 year.
- Shoreline Connectors
- Tow Bridles
- Anchor Kits
- Tidal Compensators
- Reefing Lines
- Floating Marker Lights
- More Accessories
Open waters offer some of the most demanding conditions for placing and implementing a oil containment boom. Since these areas commonly feature tides, currents, high winds and waves, it is always recommended that booms be anchored throughout the full length of the boom. Anchor position and frequency will vary depending on loads, water conditions and oil amounts.
Containment Boom Information
Open water oil containment booms are designed for demanding oil spill containment and cleanup operations. Booms are built with materials that are capable of handling constant contact with oil, while simultaneously remaining strong enough for areas with waves, current and winds.
- Tension Cables
- Bottom Ballast Chain
- Universal Bulk Slide Connectors
- Anchor Points
Looking for oil containment options in areas with less current or waves? Check out our Calm and Fast Water Booms.
Additional Spill Control Products
Realizing that clean up of a spill often requires more than just containment, we also offer products to help with the oil recovery and disposal process, including absorbents, clean up kits, and more. For more information, please check out the links listed below or view Oil Spill Clean Up products.
- Absorbent Booms
- Containment Berms
- Spill Kits
- Additional Absorbents