Debris Booms and Barriers
Control Barriers for Water
Debris Booms are a floating containment barrier designed to control the spread of plastic trash, debris, leaves, timber, and various other aquatic plants. Constructed from marine grade fabrics and components, these containment booms have been successfully implemented in a range of marine locations. Due to the varying conditions of these sites, debris booms are made in three different models:
- Calm Water Booms
- Fast Water Booms
- Open Water Booms
Please view our specifications below for more information or give our team a call to discuss your containment boom project specifications.
Floating Debris Boom Typical Specifications
Calm Water Booms
|10 in. (25cm)||4 in. (10cm)||6 in. (15cm)||1/4 in.||N/A|
|18 in. (46cm)||6 in. (15cm)||12 in. (30cm)||1/4 in.||N/A|
Fast Water Booms
|11 in. (28cm)||5 in. (10cm)||6 in. (15cm)||1/4 in.||1/4 in.|
|13 in. (33cm)||7 in. (18cm)||6 in. (15cm)||1/4 in.||5/16 in.|
|19 in. (48cm)||7 in. (18cm)||6 in. (15cm)||5/16 in.||5/16 in.|
|25 in. (64cm)||9 in. (23cm)||16 in. (40cm)||5/16 in.||5/16 in.|
Open Water Booms
|31 in. (78cm)||11 in. (28cm)||20 in. (50cm)||5/16 in.||5/16 in.|
|37 in. (94cm)||13 in. (33cm)||24 in. (61cm)||5/16 in.||5/16 in.|
|Color Options:||All debris booms come standard in a bright yellow color. For aquatic plants or golf courses, darker colors such as green, blue, or black are also available on request.|
If you will be using the debris boom in a salt water location, we recommend the addition of stainless steel cables and zinc anode connectors. These components offer a higher corrosion resistance than standard options, making your boom longer lasting.
If these changes are cost prohibitive and your project is only short term, standard galvanized cables can be used for up to one year.
|Accessories:||Anchor Kits, Tow Bridle, Tidal Compensator|
Litter, Trash and Debris Boom Barrier Applications
The floating boom is one of the most versatile options available for containment and collection of trash, debris, and other floating materials. Standard uses include:
- Trash and Debris Containment
- Floating Log Control
- Aquatic Plant Containment
- Debris Control Boom for Dock
- Seaweed Control Barrier
- Storm Debris Cleanup
- Collection of Tires and Floating Items
- Intake Protection
In addition to use in standard conditions, this debris boom has also been frequently used after natural disasters to help collect and contain debris. With large storms, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, and floods waters, areas can be polluted with various types of debris. Installed similar to an oil containment barrier, these debris cleanup booms can be used to contain debris and prevent movement into new locations.
This debris can include plastic trash and rubbish like single-use plastic cups, plastic bottles, plastic straws, food wrappers, trash bags, and microplastics. Using debris booms to contain plastic trash and plastic rubbish will be effective in a variety of locations.
Debris Containment Boom Installation
Trash and Debris Booms are installed based on the layout, design and conditions of your location. For calm water areas, booms are often anchored at the end of each section. Anchoring can be achieved through docks, pilings, or shoreline anchor points. For moving water locations, additional anchor points will be placed along the barrier to keep the boom in position.
Two of the most common installation methods are:
- Along an Entrance: One installation option is to insert debris barriers at the entrance of your water area. Here they will collect floating debris and aquatic plants before they enter and pollute the entire area.
- Shore Deployment: Shore deployment is used when items need to naturally wash up along shores for easy collection and clean up. This is commonly used for storm debris cleanup and other applications where easy collection and spread prevention is required.
Items can also be collected through means of trash skimmers, vacuum trailers, and harvesters.
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