Marine Containment

Floating Containment Boom Supply and Installation

A floating containment boom is a proactive response to marine oil and fuel spills in rough waters. Trade Enviro can assist with supply, installation, and removal as required.


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Designed and engineered by Trade Enviro, the video above shows a huge amount of turbulent water moving around the floating boom barrier, altering the conditions substantially. The boom was custom designed as a heavy duty containment boom to protect suction lines.

Made in Australia for Australian Conditions

Our floating debris containment booms are made in Australia and designed for Australian conditions.

They create containment barriers within their boundaries after being deployed. Containment booms, also known as ‘floating booms’ are installed prior to the beginning of a project and 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 unsure of your requirements contact us today for more information


Supply, installation and removal service

  • 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

Floating Boom Configurations

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

Click here for explanation of technical terms used in table above

Technical Terms:

  • FREEBOARD: Distance from water line to top of the float chamber
  • SKIRT: Material used between the float and the ballast chain pocket (PVC)
  • DRAFT: Distance from the water line to the bottom of the curtain
  • BALLAST: Area of curtain closest to the sea floor, weighted with gal chain to ensure curtain shape and integrity
  • CONNECTOR: ASTM standard, Z-connector


Frequently Asked Questions

floating oil containment boom - Aerial View
Floating Containment Boom Installation
Can I use a boom in open water conditions?
Yes, but careful consideration is required. Excessive wave and wind conditions will make a successful deployment difficult, if not impossible. A larger float diameter will increase the buoyant force of the boom.
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 floating booms with a vessel. Depending on the length of booms combined. 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 as a 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 bobcat to tension the boom.

Are they expensive?
Floating containment booms are not expensive compared to the cost of cleaning up an oil spill. They are also reusable and can be refurbished ensuring maximum return on your investment.
How quickly can they be delivered?
Fast. We usually have them in stock and can ship immediately. If not in stock we will usually supply within 10 days.
How will I clean up and absorb after 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 linear metres should I buy?
Enough to safely contain the area you need without over tensioning of the boom. At least 10% contingency is recommended. Call us today and we can discuss your project and the best way to mitigate risk. E-mail your site layout to info@tradeenviro.com.au


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