An anchor kit for oil containment booms is supplied with all the necessary components to provide an effective boom anchoring system.
Correct anchoring is vital if oil containment booms are to perform effectively, especially when deployed booms are often subject to the forces of wind and/or current.
An anchor kit includes:
- anchor chain
- anchor line
- mooring buoy
- tripping buoy, and
- trip line.
Standard anchor style is a Danforth or sand anchor which is available in 10kg, 15kg, 20kg or 25kg weights. Anchors should be selected to suit specific oil containment boom weight.
Floating booms or impervious barriers that trap oil on the water’s surface are universally called oil containment booms. They are generally manufactured from PVC or urethane material and are able to withstand the harsh conditions and elements typically found at an oil spill. Oil containment booms typically consist of the following elements:
- Freeboard – the part of the boom above the water’s surface. Designed to deflect or contain an oil spill.
- Skirt – the impervious barrier below the water’s surface. Skirt depth varies according to boom type.
- Ballast – located at the bottom of the skirt and keeps the boom upright in the water.
- Connectors – allow multiple boom lengths to be joined together to form one long continuous barrier.
Standard anchor style is a Danforth or sand anchor which is available in
- 20kg or
- 25kg weights.
Anchors should be selected to suit specific oil containment boom weight.