Containing oil in changing water levels presents a problem to conventional skirted booms. Ro-Boom beach oil containment boom is a specialised boom with twin water ballast tubes and a single air tube. As the water level recedes the Ro-Boom beach sits down into the sand and mud effectively sealing the area. When the level comes up the boom will re-float and act as a conventional boom. The Ro-Boom beach is produced in the exceptional Ro-Boom fabric offering high puncture and high abrasion resistance, which is key to this application.
Ro-Boom is internationally acknowledged as one of the most effective, reliable and durable oil containment booms available today. Ro-Boom has earned this reputation in many spills and deployments.
This heavy-duty shore-sealing boom is ideal for scenarios where the boom will regularly be sitting on a tough surface which could damage booms made from lesser materials. The Ro-Boom beach is a special purpose containment boom that utilises water ballast. The water is pumped into two tubes along the bottom of the boom – this water acts as ballast when the boom is floating; once the boom is stranded these tubes sit on the ground and form a seal. The two fins running the length of the water tubes aid this effect. The Ro-Boom beach makes the transition between water and land and prevents the spread of oil in these regions.
Ro-Boom beach oil containment boom can be deployed on beaches with relatively low waves, swamps, lagoons and other areas where the water level is shallow or changes due to tide, rains or flooding. Ro-Boom beach is fitted with a single air tube along the top of each section. This chamber is inflated and the boom can be towed to the deployment location. Once on site the water tubes are filled. Sections of the boom are connected with ASTM aluminium quick connectors, and other types of boom can also be connected using these connectors. The smooth parallel surfaces of the boom are easy to clean.
Advantages of Ro-Boom beach oil containment boom:
- Twin water tube and single air tube
- Contain oil in tidal areas
- Ideal for swamps, lagoons, beaches and wetlands
- Heavy-duty construction
- Superior abrasion resistance
- Bottom and top fins for beach sealing and splashover
- Connect with other booms fitted with ASTM connectors
- Easy to clean
- Long service life
DESMI designs and manufactures an extensive range of systems to recover oil and chemicals from the marine and inland environment. DESMI products include skimmers, booms, storage tanks, power packs, pumps, dispersant systems, vessels and ancillary items.
DESMI’s extensive range of containment booms and oil skimmers supports their oil spill response solutions which are highly trusted in the industry. Whether the requirement is for offshore or shoreline areas; the arctic or equatorial environment, DESMI delivers proven solutions for all spill conditions and offers outstanding life-cycle costs.