​Curtain Oil Containment Booms

​Curtain Oil Containment Booms are non-absorbent oil booms designed to float; they are fitted with fixed, round, horizontally arranged floats of polyurethane hard foam, polystyrene or foam.    

Oil boom water protection
Oil boom water protection
Oil boom water protection

​The basic material of the oil boom is normally fully welded PVC fabric. The lower portion of the boom consists of a flexible curtain in which a ballast weight is inserted. This is usually a galvanized steel chain acting, at the same time, as a bottom tension member and relieving the forces occurring at each point of the boom. Smaller models are often fitted with zinc-plated steel weights instead of a chain (they were previously made of lead). For some models, a steel cable is also optionally available acting as a top tension member and inserted above the floats.