Log and Debris Boom
Floating Boom Barriers
Question: I am looking for a floating debris boom that can be effectively used for both logs and debris. We're working on a river that flows at a moderate rate. Which barriers are robust enough to handle these materials in moving water? What are the specifications?
Steel Mesh Debris Boom
Answer: One of the most commonly used debris boom solutions for logs and timber is the Steel Mesh Boom. Designed specifically for robust conditions, these floating boom barriers offer the strength required to support larger items, including timber and floating or submerged debris.
Log Boom Design
As a higher strength option, the standard design of the floating log boom features steel mesh panels with a series of hard plastic foam filled floats along each mesh section. This provides a higher overall strength that can handle debris and timber in a moving water setting.
Standard Debris Boom Specifications
- Panel Length: 8'
- Panel Height Option: 2', 3', or 4'
- Panel Design: Stainless Steel, Galvanized Steel or Aluminum
- Floats: High Impact HDPE Foam Filled Floats
- Steel Mesh Debris Boom Product Flyer (PDF)
Floating Log Boom Accessories
When using the steel mesh boom in moving or rough conditions, certain equipment is needed to help support the boom for maximum efficiency. The suggested accessories also help extend the lifespan of the debris barrier, reduce maintenance costs, and minimize safety concerns.
See all our Debris Boom Accessory options.
Debris Barrier Applications
With high strength materials, the log and debris boom has been used in several different locations for control of logs, debris, and more. Some common applications for floating boom barriers include:
- Log Containment or Protection
- Debris Control
- Protection for Intakes
- Containment of Heavier Items
- Demarcation Barrier
Other Debris Barrier Options
In addition to the log and debris boom, we also offer a permanent containment boom that can be used to continuously control debris and floating timbers around your location. Permanent boom typically includes belting that features a series of poly floats for increased support. Additional boom options include:
View all Debris Boom options available from GEI Works.