Sometimes referred to as oil booms, marine booms are specifically manufactured for dealing with spillages of oil or diesel on water. They are usually deployed as the first line of defence when any liquid lighter than water has been spilt in either a still or flowing water environment. Oil booms are designed to help with absorbing an oil spill but more commonly to contain or divert a spill to enable other materials or equipment to be used to deal with the spilt liquid more effectively.
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When deployed an oil boom from Spillshop will float on the surface of water so that half of the boom is above the water and half of the boom is under the water surface. This will allow for effective containment of the liquid spilled.
The standard boom comes in 3M lengths with two diameters of 12cm and 20cm. The standard version is better suited to spillages of low viscosity oils or fuels in slow moving water environments.
The spaghetti boom also comes in 3M lengths and diameters of 12cm and 20cm. This version of oil boom is designed to better deal with thicker petroleum based spills and is capable of operating on faster moving water
All oil booms have a length of rope running inside and along the length of the boom, not only to give extra strength but to prevent the booms from becoming over-stretched. Metal rings attached to the ends of the booms allow them to be joined together to create the desired overall length.
Whilst the booms themselves have a large absorbent capacity they are usually used in conjunction with other absorbent materials such as oil spill pads or mechanical water skimmers and vacuums.
In this case the booms are used to round up and contain a spill into a smaller and usually more convenient location before other equipment deal with absorbing or retrieving the hydrocarbon
Mini oil booms, 50cm in length are ideal for oil/diesel spills in small, tight and confined spaces such as drains, sumps or settling tanks. They can be lowered by rope (not supplied), tied off the retrieved after sufficient absorbency time has elapsed
Oil & Fuel Marine Spaghetti Boom - 12cm x 3M, Absorbs 170L Pack Size: 4
Part Number: OBS4/SP£68.00 As low as £64.60
Oil & Fuel Marine Spaghetti Boom - 20cm x 3M, Absorbs 280L Pack Size: 4
Part Number: OBE4/SP£91.00 As low as £86.45
Oil & Fuel Marine Boom - 20cm x 50cm, Absorbs 100L Pack Size: 10
Part Number: OBM1£80.50 As low as £76.48