oil containment boom is our most commonly used spill-response
boom. Also called curtain boom, it is designed with
semi-flexible internal foam flotation and a flexible
fabric skirt. ABASCO conventional oil spill booms are available
in sizes and strengths (see below) to contain spills
in conditions from quiescent waters to open ocean
Standard Non-Absorbent Containment Boom Features
All fabric welds are standard 2-inch
thermal welds or 1-inch radio-frequency (RF) welds
for superior strength and durability. Welds are guaranteed
for the life of the non-absorbent boom.
Extra-heavy hinge points between flotation
segments ensure vertical boom stability and float
integrity and durability. Hinges are RF welded and
are 3 inches wide and three fabric layers thick.
Flotation segments are 4 ft long for
superior wave conformity and ease of handling and
Polyethylene foam flotation has 100%
retractable memory for superior flotation performance
High-tensile-strength aluminum connectors
are universally compatible and exceed industry standards.
All tension cables and ballast chains
are hot-dip galvanized for non-absorbent booms.
The pre-loaded tension cable terminates
into the end connectors; the non-absorbent boom fabric never bears
A wide variety of fabrics, coatings,
section lengths, weights, and colors are available.
Our most popular, all-around conventional oil spill containment boom
for moderate to choppy water. For surface oil, flotsam,
and debris. Three tensile-strength grades: 5,000 lb,
15,000 lb, and 17,500 lb.
Uses: Mild to Slightly Choppy Water (Harbors, Bays, Rivers, Lagoons) Read More >
24-Inch Boom Fast-water boom for slightly choppy
to choppy waters. Excellent articulation and surface-water
conformance on long-period waves and surface chops.
For containing oil, flotsam, debris, and ice. Two
tensile-strength grades: 17,500 lb and 20,500 lb.
Uses: Choppy to Fast Bodies of Water (Rivers, Docks, Creeks, Large Lakes)
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Offshore and rough-water oil spill boom with
a low center of gravity for stability and wave conformance.
Two tensile-strength grades: 20,500 lb and 42,000
Uses: Excellent Offshore & Rough Waters (Large Lakes, Offshore, Large Bays)
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Rough-water oil spill containment boom with excellent
wave conformance and extremely high tensile strength.
For the most demanding containment situations. Tensile
strength is 42,000 lb.
Uses: Rough Open Waters (Ocean, Offshore, Channels)
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