Self-Inflating Boom

Natasha Birsa

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Recommended Conditions: Moderate Ocean

Rapidly self-inflating, rapid response emergency deployment curtain type boom. The flotation chamber is cylindrical, and retains its shape and stability by incorporating a series of semi-rigid, lightweight hoops spaced on equal intervals throughout the length of the boom. Rugged one-way inflation check valves are spaced along the top of the flotation chamber. Simple tension during deployment causes the boom to expand and automatically self-inflate. The boom has been proven over years to be a cost-effective solution where storage space is limited but the application requires a durable containment boom. Ease of deployment, excellent wave conformity, and high buoyancy-to-weight ratios are key benefits. Virtually unsinkable and will maintain functional freeboard even in damaged condition