Containment Booms

Oil Containment Booms

During spill responses, sensitive locations are threatened by oil slicks, but these areas can be protected by using specialized equipment, such as oil booms. An oil boom, also referred to as a containment boom, is a temporary floating barrier designed to contain an oil spill.  Oil booms reduce the possibility of pollution on shorelines, rivers, and oceans while collecting oil in thick surface layers to allow for easy recovery for your company.

ABASCO manufactures oil containment booms in our facility located in Humble, Texas. Our oil booms are designed using plastic, metal or other materials to slow the spread of oil and keep it contained. We manufacture a full line of oil spill containment booms for all applications and environmental conditions, including conventional booms, air-inflated booms, self-inflating booms and permanent booms.

Floating Oil Boom Types

There are several types of oil containment booms that ABASCO manufactures depending on the application and conditions.

  • Inland/Nearshore Oil Booms: Utilize smaller floatation members and lighter weight ballasts, which are best for applications with light wind and small waves.
  • Offshore Oil Booms: These containment booms usually have larger floatation members and can handle heavier ballasts.

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