Open Water Oil Spill Boom

nflatable Oil Spill Boom

Question: Hi. I am interested in an open water oil spill boom. I am specifically looking for the inflatable booms. I was wondering what kind of standard lengths would be available for this type of unit?

inflatable oil boomAnswer: The Inflatable Oil Boom is available in a couple of different models that can vary depending on the type of open waters in your area. For the inflatable model we offer a deep sea, medium sea, and open ocean boom. Regardless of the model you choose, all versions of this inflatable boom can be inflated from a single point located along the boom. For additional boom varieties, review our Oil Boom page to see all options.



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Standard Features for All Oil Booms:

All oil spill booms typically offer a couple of different standard features that help increase their durability and use in open water areas. These features include:

  • Isolated Buoyancy Chambers (12' in length)
  • Single Inflation Point (for fast boom inflation)
  • Deploys at an average rate of 100 ft/min
  • Sections Connect with Universal ASTM Connectors
  • Working Temperature Range between -50° F and 180° F

Additional features for these booms can vary depending on the model of the boom you choose to use. For the three models mentioned above, some additional features might include the following:

Deep Sea Inflatable Boom

  • Standard Section: 100'
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength: 330 KN
  • Inflation Pressure Required: 0.5 psi
  • Towing Speed: 12 knots
  • Standard Freeboard: 24"
  • Standard Draft: 36"
  • Ballast Weight per Foot: 2.4 lbs

Medium Sea Inflatable Boom

  • Standard Section: 100'
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength: 35,000 lbs.
  • Inflation Pressure Required: 1 psi
  • Towing Speed: 8-10 knots
  • Standard Freeboard: 12"
  • Standard Draft: 27"
  • Ballast Weight per Foot: 1 lbs.

Open Ocean Inflatable Boom

  • Standard Section: 98'
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength: 330 kN
  • Inflation Pressure Required: 1 psi
  • Towing Speed: 12 knots
  • Standard Freeboard: 29"
  • Standard Draft: 50"
  • Ballast Weight per Foot: 8.4 lbs.

Regardless of the open water oil spill boom you use, all models are designed for ease of use and have an extremely fast deployment rate for quick containment and control in your area. All booms are additionally compact when not in use, making them easy to store on reels or other boom storage containers.

oil spill boomsIn addition to these inflatable booms, we also offer several additional booms that can be successfully used to contain spill. View more Oil Spill Booms.

This includes another Inflatable Boom Model (shown left) with separate air chambers. These booms come in section lengths of either 82 or 100 feet and offer either a 28 oz. or 29 oz. materials for use as an open water oil spill boom.

To view our complete oil containment boom variety, please check out the Oil Spill Boom Main Page.

Questions? We can help! Call our team at +1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.