Steel Mesh Boom

Underwater Debris Screen | Trash Mesh Boom

steel mesh debris boom USA madeOrion Steel Mesh Debris Booms are sone of the strongest available options for floating debris containment. 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 Booms a favorite for ports, harbors, marinas, intakes, power plants, and locations 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.

If you have questions about any of our products, call us at 1-772-646-0597 or submit your specs.

Orion Underwater Steel Mesh Boom Applications

Steel Mesh BoomDesigned for maximum strength and durability, the steel debris screen boom is constructed to endure demanding requirements. Its ability to hold larger debris makes steel mesh booms ideal for any of the following locations:

  • Power Plants
  • Rivers
  • Intakes
  • Dams
  • Marinas & Harbors

steel mesh debris boom USA madeWhile 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 ft. (2.4 m)
Height of Panel 2 ft. (0.61 m), 3 ft. (0.91 m), 4 ft. (1.22 m)
PanelSteel Panel Material Stainless Steel, Aluminum
Flotation High Impact Flotations

Questions about our debris booms? Call us at 1-772-646-0597or submit your specs.

Debris Boom Screen Considerations

Steel Mesh BoomRegardless of which boom option you choose, evaluating the conditions of your site 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)
  • Waves
  • Tides
  • 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 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. A boom is designed to divert logs, trash, and other floating debris into a designated collection areas, such as a spill way, dam overflow, trash sluiceway, or navigation lock.

Other Debris Boom Options:

debris boomIn addition to the steel mesh option shown above, we also offer several other debris barriers that can assist in debris containment and water pollution prevention.

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.