Oil Booms

Oil containment booms are designed to form a physical barrier against spills that can also absorb oil. Water surface oil containment booms typically comprise a floating barrier wrapped in oil absorbent felt and a protective outer net. They are convenient to use and can be towed with a ship in open water by rope.

In order to solve a wide variety of problems, oil containment booms come in different configurations. Fire-proof oil containment booms are specially designed for containing oil spills that are at risk of ignition, whereas inflatable PVC barriers are designed for a simple, lightweight barrier. Furthermore, the silt containment curtain is a unique type of boom that features an added skirt to prevent the drift of sediments through water. They are widely used during dredging and reclamation work.