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
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
CB900 class 1
CB1000 heavy duty (ocean boom)
Click here for explanation of technical terms used in table above
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Trade Environmental gave us specialist advice, quality products and consultation specific to our Projects which made a difference for us executing our projects on time and to a standard above expectations for our client.
Stuart van Tijn
Remote Contracting Services
D.I.G Earthworks and Civil Pty Ltd are undertaking a $1m earthworks and civil project at Emerald Lakes on the Gold Coast of Australia,
Due to the development being built on a lake frontage the environmental design team called for the installation of a floating silt curtain to contain any sediment from the earthworks required on the project,
After contacting several different suppliers for a quote to supply the Silt Curtains we placed an order with Trade Environmental.
Trade Environmental were not the cheapest on the market, however, Paul Banner was the most professional when it came to giving advice on the right product at the best value for the project,
Paul kept in constant contact via email and phone with us to advise supply and delivery times as time was of the essence, work could not commence until the silt curtain was in place, he made sure we had all the necessary equipment and instructions for the best possible installation,
D.I.G Earthworks and Civil Pty Ltd highly recommend Trade Environmental and Paul Banner for the supply of floating silt barriers and we will be using them again on future projects
We are very happy with the service and product provided by Trade Environmental. Delivery was on time and the backup service couldn’t be faulted. I would most certainly use Trade Environmental for my next Sediment curtain requirement.
Trade Environmental have helped Haslin Constructions with clear and concise expertise and response for site deliveries are second to none. We are an NSW based company with projects varying within the government sector in remote locations. Trade Environmental deliver on time that is equal to major CBD deliveries.
For all your environmental needs I recommend Trade Environmental.
Thanks for your ongoing support and consultation for the project at SA water. You and your team at Trade Environmental have provided us invaluable support and back up and we appreciate it immensely.
The client is happy, everything worked out well and the customisation with the riser lines for Boom re-deployments and movements has worked great as intended. The products are standing up very well in the harsh conditions it's subjected to and we couldn’t be happier with the product and your services and how the project has gone with no issues at all. Thanks a lot.
Mike HarknessProject Manager - Guidera O’ConnorApril 11, 2019