DESMI GlobeBoom Rugged Fence Boom

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The GlobeBoom rugged fence boom is an excellent solution for a variety of harbour settings. The principal reason for this is the quasi-spherical (or “globe”) shaped flotation elements. This shape represents the most efficient volume-to-surface-area ratio and allows discrete “nodes” of buoyancy to be placed at intervals along the face of the boom yielding the most responsive hard-shell boom on the market.

The GlobeBoom design is available in a variety of barrier fabrics, sizes and with a range of accessories and options. The lighter weight fabrics are recommended for response applications and the heavier fabrics for everyday deployment and recovery or permanent installations.

Different sizes of this rugged fence boom are available to account for a wide range of current, wind and wave conditions. In keeping with the maturity of this design, there also exists a wide range of accessories to meet the customer’s operational conditions. Due to the spherical float shape, GlobeBoom stores very compactly in boxes or on reels. It can rapidly be deployed from various storage options, but can also be left in-situ for long periods of time.

The GlobeBoom range is unique in many ways. It can be used as a fast response boom or for permanent installations. It can even be stored on a reel thanks to the special high density polyethylene (HDPE) round floats that can easily nest. The floats are of a hemi-spherical design and are extremely abrasion and crush resistant.

Each globe has a cast handle that allows for easy handling. Attached to both sides of the boom, they create excellent stability and also minimise reactionary forces being transmitted to the fabric generated by wave action. This also means the boom is more responsive to short period waves. GlobeBoom is equally at home in sheltered waters and can be deployed without power packs, reels or inflators, making it a superb first response option.

GlobeBoom rugged fence boom is offered in three basic models:

  • GlobeBoom A:
    Designed as an emergency first response boom and with the integrity of a light weight pure urethane coated fabric. Tough and easy to handle, this GlobeBoom LWU is supplied with aluminium connectors and an enclosed ballast chain in a self draining lower sleeve. The boom can easily interface with other DESMI systems or accessories.
  • GlobeBoom B:
    (Extended Duty) A heavier version of the above and with a special boom material developed by AFTI allowing for use in more extreme applications such as fast water, rivers, every day deployments and semi-permanent installations. This Extended Duty design is available in various sizes up to a 900mm or 36 inch.
  • GlobeBoom C:
    A heavy duty design primarily for permanent and semi permanent installations such as sea water inlets and outfalls The ballast is achieved with fixed metal weights bolted to the skirt.


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