Oil Containment Boom

Heavy Duty Floating Barriers for Oil Spill Containment

oil containment boomOil containment booms are high strength floating barriers used during the containment and cleanup of oil in calm water, moving water and open water areas. Made with marine grade components and oil-rated fabrics, these containment booms are able to float in the water and contain oil while spill recovery is underway. Implementation of an oil boom after a spill has helped to effectively contain oil to a spill site and prevent further contamination in a water area.

Oil booms are constructed with an impermeable PVC material and short bottom skirt. Depending on the conditions in your area, booms may include tension cables for added strength and stability.

Questions about oil booms? We can help. Call GEI Works at +1-772-646-0597 or contact us to discuss your project.

Oil Containment Boom Standard Specifications

Boom Type Height Freeboard Draft Ballast Tension
Section Sizes
Calm 10"(25 cm) 4"(10 cm) 6"(15 cm) 1/4" N/A 25,' 50' or 100'
Calm 18"(46 cm) 6"(15 cm) 12"(30 m) 1/4" N/A 50' or 100'
Moving 11"(28 cm) 5"(10 cm) 6"(15 cm) 1/4"
25,' 50' or 100'
Moving 13"(33 cm) 7"(18 cm) 6"(15 cm) 5/16" 5/16" 25,' 50' or 100'
Moving 19"(48 cm) 7"(18 cm) 12"(30 cm) 5/16" 5/16" 25,' 50' or 100'
Moving 25"(64 cm) 9"(23 cm) 16"(40 cm) 1/4"
50' or 100'


31"(78 cm) 11"(28 cm) 20"(50 m) 5/16" 5/16" 50' or 100'
Open 37"(94 cm) 13"(33 cm) 24"(61 cm) 5/16" 5/16" 50' or 100'

*As the manufacturer, we can easily accomodate custom requests as well.

Oil Containment Boom Accessories: Anchor Kits, Tow Bridle, Tidal Compensator

Containment Boom Specification Sheets

Oil Containment Boom Features

  • Top Foam Filled Flotation
  • Impermeable PVC Skirt
  • 50' or 100' Section Lengths
  • Models: Calm Water, Open Water and Fast & Protected Water
  • Robust Section Connectors
  • Impermeable Bottom Skirts
  • Bottom Tension Cable

Oil Containment Boom Applications

oil spill containment boom

Oil containment booms have been used in various applications to contain and cleanup spills. Some of the applications where these oil booms have been used include:

  • Calm Water Ponds
  • Calm Water Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Marinas
  • Ports
  • Harbors
  • Coastlines
  • Offshore Areas

Due to the hazardous nature of oil spills, equipment required for cleanup is not limited to just the oil boom. Additional items you may require include oil boom reels, work boats, skimmers, and absorbents.

Find out how to attach oil booms to a pier or dock. See more information on our Oil Boom Attachment page.

For more information about oil spill products please review our Oil Spill Cleanup page.

If you have questions about oil booms, please call us at +1-772-646-0597 or request a price quote.