Containment Boom

Providing a proactive response to marine oil and fuel spills in rough waters

Heavy Duty XR5 containment boom. Heavy Duty webbing to handle increased loading.. long term deployment.. Client : Port Augusta City Council

Heavy Duty XR5 containment boom.
Heavy Duty webbing to handle increased loading.. long-term deployment.| Client: Port Augusta City Council

Our spill containment booms are made in Australia and designed for tough Australian conditions. They create marine containment barriers within their boundaries after being deployed. Containment booms, also know as ‘oil booms’ or ocean booms are typically installed prior to a project beginning. Deployed booms ensure the containment of free-floating liquid spills. They can also be used as an integral component of spill response for oil spill management and oil containment. Containment booms can be accompanied by recovery equipment, high-speed boom reels, and storage systems as well as spill kits and silt curtains. They’re available in different shapes and sizes according to your application. If you are not sure of your requirements contact us today for product information.

A heavy Duty Containment Boom for Weed and Debris

Designed and engineered by Trade Enviro, the video shows a huge amount of turbulent water moving all around the boom and altering the conditions substantially. The boom was designed as a heavy duty containment boom to protect the suction lines from debris like sticks, branches and anything else that could become an obstruction. Needless to say, the client was very happy with the result.

Rapid deployment, ease of cleaning, optimal storage configurations and efficient transportation. 

Our floating containment booms are designed for still or open water conditions with fast currents. Heavy duty oil spill booms, external foam filled deflection floats and components are available.

Trade Enviro offer a complete, supply, installation, removal service as required.

  • Storage: Conveniently folded for transport, deployment and repacking
  • Closed-cell foam floatation: Provides greater durability, buoyancy, wave and wind resistance
  • PVC casings: UV stabilized heavy duty
  • Gal chain: Lower tension member and ballast for the boom
  • Convenient handles & fold points: For ease of handling and storage
  • Quality construction: Webbing reinforced seams for strength, using high tensile strength fabric, PVC or urethane coated fabrics
  • Universal Boom Connectors: improves load distribution, enables multiple booms to be joined together quickly and individual lengths can be replaced

If you are unsure of your requirements? Talk to Trade Enviro for some reliable advice or a fully packaged cost-effective solution.


Spill Containment Boom Configurations

MODEL NUMBERCasing materialFree boardDraft
CB450-class 1680gsm PVC150mm300mm
CB650-class 1680gsm PVC200mm450mm
CB900 – class 1680gsm PVC250mm650mm
CB1000 – heavy duty (ocean boom)900gsm260mm740mm

Frequently Asked Questions on Containment BoomsContainment Booms

  • Can I use them in open water conditions?
    Yes you can but careful consideration is needed for selection. Excessive wave and wind conditions will make a successful deployment impossible. Larger float diameter will increase the buoyant force of the boom; we recommended increasing float size for partial waters.
  • How can I anchor them?
    Many ways. Speak to us today call 0434 314 803
  • How do I get them to site?
    We will ship them on two way pallets for motor freight and forklift access. Alternatively we can ship them individually strapped and wrapped for manual handling.
  • How do I move them around on the water?
    It’s acceptable to tow them with a vessel of some nature. Depending on the length of containment booms attached together, a very small vessel can be used in sensitive areas and shallow draft conditions. We supply two bridles for towing longer lengths into position efficiently. Often a land base point is established for the start point of the containment area. If you’re installing from a land point consider the way the boom will alter current flows once it’s in position. Try to run as much boom parallel with tidal forces as possible. If this isn’t possible consider increasing your anchoring system.
    *For technical assistance call us. NEVER use a machine such as an excavator and bob cat to tension the boom.
  • How expensive are they?
    Containment booms are not expensive compared to the cost of cleaning up an oil spill. Our containment booms are reusable and we offer a complete refurbishment and service ensuring maximum return on your containment booms.
  • How quickly can I get them?
    Fast, we usually have some in stock. If not in stock we can usually supply within 10 days.
  • How will I clean up and absorb after a spill?
    We have you covered for clean-up products after the event of a spill. We have a complete range of absorbents and spill kits along with waste disposal bags. For larger scale clean up we can supply skimmers and recovery equipment.
  • How many lineal metres should I buy?
    Enough to safely contain the area you need without over tensioning of the containment boom. We recommend a 10% contingency. A little extra is fine and if you fall short of containing the spill it will have been worth while having an extra length. We offer specialised selection services, call us today and we can discuss your project and the best way to mitigate risk. E-mail your site layout to
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Environmental Site Protection Specialists