Foam Floatation Booms

Boom Type: Curtain, Solid Buoyancy

Recommended Conditions: Port, harbours, inland waters with low currents and wave action.

“ContractorBoom” is a versatile, general-purpose boom designed for use in many different spill response applications.  The boom incorporates cylindrical foam floatation (solid buoyancy) that is cost effective and offers high performance, reliability, and durability.

Cylindrical foam floatation booms have a greater waterline beam, are more stable, and offer more buoyancy and increased performance in rougher conditions than fence type booms.

  • Available in a wide range of heavy-duty PVC coated fabrics
  • Custom sizes available
  • Floats are secured internally which eliminates pinch points or external seals and ensures a smooth external profile for superior oil containment
  • Cylindrical foam floatation (rolled polyethylene) for maximum memory characteristics
  • Will retain shape and not crush or break into pieces
  • Economy model available with polystyrene floatation
  • Corrosion resistant ASTM style marine grade aluminum connectors
  • Heavy duty galvanized steel ballast chain
Technical Information

ContractorBoom

Specification Imperial Metric
Boom Height 12 in 305 mm
Float Diameter 6 in 152 mm
Skirt 6 in 152 mm
Standard Length 50 ft 15.25 mm
End Connectors ASTM Z standard extruded
aluminum connectors
Skirt Material PVC-coated polyester
Skirt Weight 22 oz/yd² 750 g/m²
Color Orange standard, others available
Flotation Material
/Shape
Solid polyethylene foam logs
Fold Points Every 5 feet Every 1.52 m
Boom Weight 1.7 lbs/ft 2.5 kg/m
Reserve Buoyancy 11 lbs/ft 16 kg/m
Reserve Buoyancy
/Weight Ratio
6.5:1
Ballast 5/16 in (8.0 mm) Grade 30 galvanized chain
Ballast Weight 0.83 lbs/ft 1.2 kg/m
Chain Pocket Single layer, fully enclosed
Mid Anchor Point 3/8" (9.5 mm) galvanized shackle

Specification Imperial Metric
Boom Height 20 in 508 mm
Freeboard 8.0 in 230 mm
Draft 12 on 305 mm
Standard Length 50ft 15.25 m
End Connectors ASTM-standard extruded aluminum connectors
Skirt Material PVC-coated polyester
Skirt Weight 22 oz/yd² 750 g/m²
Color Orange
Flotation Material
/Shape
Closed cell polyethylene foam/cylindrical
Fold Points Every 5 feet Every 1.52 m
Boom Weight 2.1 lbs/ft 3.1 kg/m
Ballast 5/16 in (8.3 mm) Grade 30 galvanized chain
Chain Pocket Single layer, fully enclosed

RiverBoom

Specification Imperial Metric
Boom Height 13.3 in 338 mm
Freeboard 6.0 in 152 mm
Draft 7.3 in 186 mm
Standard Length 50 ft 15.25 m
End Connectors ASTM-Z extruded aluminum connectors
Fabric PVC-coated polyester
Fabric Weight 22 oz/yd² 750 g/m²
Fold Points 5 feet 1.5 m
Color Orange standard, others available
Flotation
Material / Shape
Cylindrical, closed cell polyethylene foam floats
Boom Weight 2.0 lbs/ft 3.0 kg/m
Reserve Buoyancy 10 lbs/ft 15 kg/m
Reserve Buoyancy
/Weight Ratio
5:01
Ballast 5/16 in (8.3 mm) Grade 30 galvanised chain
Ballast Weight 1.12 lbs/ft 1.7 kg/m
Ballast Tensile
Strength
8000 lbs 3640 kg
Secondary
Tension Member
PVC Coated 1/4 in (6.3 mm) 7x19 galv. aircraft cable
Secondary
Tension Strength
7000 lbs 3185 kg
Combined
Tensile Strength
29,400 lbs 13,365 kg
Fully Enclosed
Chain Pocket
Fully enclosed
Anchor Points At Boom Midpoint
Handles Cable, at Boom Connectors

Specification Imperial Metric
Boom Height 19.3 in 490 mm
Freeboard 6.0 in 152 mm
Draft 13.3 in 338 mm
Standard Length 50 ft 15.25 m
End Connectors ASTM Z standard extruded aluminum connectors
Fabric PVC-coated polyester
Fabric Weight 22 oz/yd² 750 g/m²
Fabric Strip
Tensile Strength
400 lbs/in 360kg/5cm
Color Orange standard, others available
Flotation
Material / Shape
Cylindrical, closed cell polyethylene foam floats
Boom Weight 2.0 lbs./ft 3.0 kg/m
Reserve Buoyancy 10 lbs./ft 15 kg/m
Reserve Buoyancy
/Weight Ratio
5:01
Ballast 5/16 in (8.3 mm) Grade 30 galvanized chain
Ballast Weight 0.85 lbs./ft 1.2 kg/m
Ballast Tensile
Strength
6800 lbs. 3640 kg
Secondary
Tension Member
PVC Coated 1/4 in (6.3 mm) 7x19 galv. aircraft cable
Secondary
Tension Strength
7000 lbs 3185 kg
Combined
Tensile Strength
28,200 lbs. 12,800 kg
Fully Enclosed
Chain Pocket
Fully enclosed

Specification Imperial Metric
Boom Height 13.25 in 337 mm
Freeboard 6.0 in 152 mm
Draft 7.3 in 185 mm
Standard Length 50 ft 15.25 m
End Connectors ASTM-standard extruded aluminum connectors
Fabric Type PVC-coated polyester
Fabric Weight 22 oz/yd² 750 g/m²
Fabric Strip
Tensile Strength
310 lbs 150 kg
Fabric Tongue
Tear Strength
90 lbs 41 kg
Fabric Adhesion 12 lbs/in 2.2 kg/cm
Color Orange standard, others available
Flotation
Material / Shape
Solid polyethylene foam logs, cylindrical
Fold points Every 10 feet Every 3.05 m
Boom Weight 2.3 lbs/ft 3.4 kg/m
Buoyancy 11 lbs/ft 16.5 kg/m
Buoyancy/
Weight Ratio
4.3:1
Top Tension
Member
1/4” (6.3 mm) PVC coated galvanized cable
Top Tension
Member Tensile
Strength
7000 lbs 3182 kg
Handles PVC-coated cable handles, top and bottom, at every
fold point and at each end connector
Ballast 3/8 in (10 mm) Grade 30 galvanised chain
Ballast Weight 1.12 lbs/ft 1.7 kg/m
Ballast Tensile
Strength
8000 lbs 3640 kg
Chain Pocket Double layer, fully enclosed

FenceBoom

Specification Imperial Metric
Boom Height 18 in 457 mm
Freeboard 6 in 152 mm
Draft 12 in 185 mm
Standard Length 50 ft 15.25 m
End Connectors ASTM-standard extruded aluminum connectors
Skirt Material PVC-coated polyester
Skirt Weight 22 oz/yd² 750 g/m²
Color Orange standard, others available
Flotation
Material / Shape
Rectangular closed cell, flexible,
oil resistant polyethylene foam
Floatation Size 2 in thick x 5 in tall 50 mm thick x 127 mm tall
Handles Every 3 m Every 10 ft
Boom Weight 1.5 lbs/ft 2.2 kg/m
Buoyancy 3.9 lbs/ft 5.8 kg/m
Ballast
/Tension Member
5/16 in (8 mm) hot dipped galvanized chain
Ballast Weight .83 lbs/ft 1.2 kg/m
Chain Pocket Double layer, fully enclosed

Specification Imperial Metric
Boom Height 24 in 610 mm
Freeboard 6.6 in 168 mm
Draft 17.4 in 508 mm
Standard Length 50 ft 15.25 m
End Connectors ASTM-standard extruded aluminum connectors
Skirt Material PVC-coated polyester
Skirt Weight 22 oz/yd² 750 g/m²
Color Orange standard, others available
Flotation
Material / Shape
Rectangular closed cell, flexible,
oil resistant polyethylene foam
Floatation Size 2 in thick x 5 in tall 50 mm thick x 127 mm tall
Boom Weight 1.7 lbs/ft 2.5 kg/m
Buoyancy 3.9 lbs/ft 5.8 kg/m
Buoyancy/
Weight Ratio
2.3:1
Ballast/
Tension Member
5/16 in (8.3 mm)
Ballast Weight .83 lbs/ft 1.2 kg/m
Chain Pocket Single layer, fully enclosed
Drain Holes In chain pocket, every 3 m (10 ft)

Specification Imperial Metric
Boom Height 36 in 900 mm
Freeboard 12 in 300 mm
Draft 24 in 600 mm
Standard Length 50 ft 15 m
End Connectors ASTM-standard extruded aluminum connectors
Skirt Material PVC-coated polyester
Skirt Weight 22 oz/yd² 750 g/m²
Color Orange standard, others available
Flotation
Material / Shape
Rectangular closed cell, flexible,
oil resistant polyethylene foam
Floatation Size 2 in thick x 5 in tall 50 mm thick x 152 mm tall
Boom Weight 2.4 lbs/ft 3.6 kg/m
Buoyancy 3.9 lbs/ft 5.8 kg/m
Buoyancy/
Weight Ratio
1.6:1
Ballast/
Tension Member
3/8" (10 mm) Grade 30 galvanized chain
Chain Pocket Single layer, fully enclosed
Documentation

ContractorBoom

Foam Floatation Booms
ContractorBoom 6/6
ContractorBoom 6.6
Float Diameter 6 in / 152 mm
Skirt: 6 in  / 152 mm
Foam Floatation Booms
ContractorBoom 6/12
Float Diameter 6 in / 152 mm
Skirt: 6 in  / 152 mm
Foam Floatation Booms
ContractorBoom 8/12
ContractorBoom 8.12
Float Diameter 8 in / 203 mm
Skirt: 12 in  / 305 mm
Foam Floatation Booms
ContractorBoom 8/16
ContractorBoom 8.16
Float Diameter 8 in / 203 mm
Skirt: 16 in  / 406 mm
Foam Floatation Booms
MiniBoom 3/4
MiniBoom 3.4
Float Diameter 3 in / 76 mm
Skirt: 4 in  / 102 mm

RiverBoom

Foam Floatation Booms
RiverBoom 6/6
RiverBoom 6.6
Freeboard: 6 in / 152 mm
Draft: 7.3 in  / 186 mm
Foam Floatation Booms
RiverBoom 6/6 HC
RiverBoom 6.6 HC
Float Diameter 6 in / 152 mm
Skirt: 6 in  / 152 mm
Foam Floatation Booms
RiverBoom 6/12
Freeboard: 6 in / 152 mm
Draft: 13.3 in  / 338 mm

FenceBoom

Foam Floatation Booms
FenceBoom 18
FenceBoom 18
Freeboard: 6 in / 152 mm
Draft: 12 in  / 185 mm
Foam Floatation Booms
FenceBoom 24
FenceBoom 24
Freeboard 6.6 in / 168 mm
Draft: 17.4 in  / 508 mm
Foam Floatation Booms
FenceBoom 36
Freeboard: 12 in / 300 mm
Draft: 24 in  / 600 mm
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