Spill Containment Products for Power Generation

Spill Containment Products for Power Generation

Power companies and municipal utilities can‘t ever switch off.

These companies operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, generating essential electricity, water, gas and power for millions of customers across the globe.

So they must be prepared and equipped to handle all kinds of containment and cleanup challenges – leaks, spills, floating trash, debris, silt, sediment, and aquatic weeds – that can affect the safe and smooth creation and transmission of power.

That’s where ABASCO comes in.

ABASCO designs, develops and delivers high-quality, long-lasting containment products to help power companies and municipal utilities effectively and efficiently manage the most demanding challenges from harming their operations and their surrounding environments.

For power companies and utilities, ABASCO offers durable, reliable:

  • Water Baffles
  • Booms
  • Boom Reels
  • Turbidity Curtains
  • Skimmers

ABASCO’s products are expertly engineered, skillfully constructed and rigidly tested to efficiently and effectively provide the containment and control solution you require.

Providing the Product You Need

Water Baffles

ABASCO’s floating baffles control flow and circulation in wastewater treating ponds, eliminating dead zones, increasing treatment efficiency, and improving water quality.

ABASCO’s floating and water lagoon baffles use serpentine hydraulic flow patterns to create bio-separators, which significantly reduce Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS).

ABASCO’s floating baffles:

  • Extremely durable
  • Heavy duty tension members at top and bottom of curtain
  • Resistant to UV, chemicals, and acids
  • Made of coated polyster fabric
  • Cost Effective Design
  • Installation support available
  • Available in Light Duty, Medium Duty, Heavy Duty models

ABASCO manufactures an array of booms ideal for containing and controlling trash and debris in waterways within the power industry. Our booms have impressive tensile and deep drafts to help catch small floating fragments like garbage, plastic, debris, leaves, plants or wood chips in the water.

Boom Reels

ABASCO’s customized boom reels stow oil containment booms for quick and easy deployment and retrieval. Our reels are available either skid-mounted or skid-on-utility-trailer.

Turbidity Curtains

ABASCO’s floating turbidity curtains have a series of continuous flotation elements along the top and a fabric skirt hanging below the floats.

The skirt is typically long enough to be within one foot of the bottom and can be used to contain various turbidity. Turbidity curtains usually are made in lengths of 25, 50 or 100 feet, and those sections are joined to make one continuous containment barrier that encloses a worksite.

ABASCO manufactures Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3 turbidity curtains for use depending on the environment and the dredging project.

When selecting a turbidity curtain, consider:

  • Size of sediment
  • Water flow velocity
  • Deflection angle relative to current
  • Debris likely to be encountered
  • Coast Guard and other requirements
  • Length of deployment
  • Water depth and tides
  • Storm water intrusion

Type 1 Turbidity Curtains

Type 1 turbidity curtains, also referred to as type 1 silt curtains, are floating barriers that control sediments or runoff while working in calm waters:

  • Small Ponds
  • Calm water lakes
  • Construction sites
  • Protected inland areas

Use ABASCO’s Type 1 economy turbidity curtains in protected waters where the effects of wind, waves, and current are minimal. Type 1 Economy curtains are ideal for silt and sediment control during dredging and marine construction activities.

Type 1 economy turbidity curtains:

  • Use in water between 2 and 20 feet deep
  • Durable
  • Made of high-quality PVC-coated polyester fabric
  • Bottom tension member
  • Marine-grade flotation

Type 2 Turbidity Curtains

ABASCO’s Type 2 turbidity curtains contain silt and turbidity in moving water. Use Type 2 turbidity curtains while dredging in areas with mild current, wind, and wave activity:

  • Lakes
  • Streams
  • Slow-moving rivers
  • Inter-coastal areas
  • Tidal areas

Type 2 turbidity curtains are long-lasting and high-performing for the most demanding projects. ABASCO’s Type 2 turbidity curtains:

  • Made of high strength fabric
  • Durable
  • Strong
  • Heavy duty tension members
  • Aluminum stress plates cornering bottom skirt

ABASCO also offers a Type 2 medium duty version includes heavy duty tension members at the top and bottom of the curtain, and manufactured of high-quality 18 oz. PVC laminated fabric.

Type 3 Heavy Duty Curtains

ABASCO Type 3 turbidity curtains combine high-strength fabric with several other features for use while working in areas with moderate current, wind and wave activity:

  • Rivers
  • Bays
  • Waterways
  • Open water exposed to wind and waves

ABASCO’s Type 3 heavy duty turbidity curtains can handle the most demanding conditions. ABASCO’s Type 3 heavy duty turbidity curtains:

  • Tension members above and below flotation and bottom of curtain
  • Reinforced fabric
  • Stress plates at bottom skirt corners
  • Use in water between 3 and 130 feet
  • Made of 22 oz. PVC-coated polyester

Skimmers are mechanical devices used to collect oil from the surface of the water and keep it from tainting shorelines and harming wildlife. Use our skimmers to remove small leaks of hydraulic oil from turbines at power plants before the tainted water is discharged into the environment.

ABASCO’s skimmers remove crude, refined, animal, or vegetable oils from surface waters, and can be used for a wide variety of environmental uses.

ABASCO’s skimmers:

  • Durable
  • Efficient
  • Easy to use
  • Models powered by diesel hydraulic, electric-hydraulic, or pneumatic

Delivering the Service You Deserve

For almost a half century, ABASCO has delivered high-performing, long-lasting products to clean up spills, contain sediment, control wastewater and maintain water quality in the most challenging areas for power companies.

ABASCO’s durable, reliable products are used in a wide variety industries including major oil and gas firms, power companies, marine operations, oil spill contractors, the Navy and Coast Guard, railroads, transportation firms, mining and municipal waste water treatment plants.

ABASCO has the experience, expertise and equipment to supply the turbidity curtains, containment booms, skimmers, baffles and barriers you need for all your exacting and demanding water control and containment applications.




  • Operating since 1975
  • Diverse product line serves wide variety of industries
  • Equipment distributed around the globe


  • 30,000 square foot headquarters/manufacturing plant 
  • ISO 9001:2000 compliant
  • Products stocked and ready for immediate shipment for emergencies 
  • Easy access to international airport and major port


  • Durable, reliable products designed to meet market needs
  • Dedicated, professional staff 
  • Can customize products for unique applications
  • Products meet all ASTM and OPA 90 standards
  • Established network of consultants and sub-contractors provide specialized training
  • Active member of international groups monitoring oil spills; sediment control and waste water
  • Can activate additional personnel as needed

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