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Any Dog can tell you what happens when they make a mess on your floor, but in a waterway? You'll end up in the Dawg© pound for sure! Oil Spill Containment Booms for Spill Containment provide proper containment and clean-up of oil spills in rivers, streams, ponds, oceans and other environmentally sensitive waterways.
The most important characteristic of an oil spill containment boom is its oil containment or deflection capability, determined by its behavior in relation to water movement. The oil boom should be flexible enough to conform to wave motion yet sufficiently rigid to retain as much oil as possible.
Most oil spill containment booms are not capable of containing oil in currents greater than 0.7 knot (0.35 meter/second) that flow at right angles to the boom, irrespective of boom size or skirt depth. This factor limits the speed at which booms can be towed to less than 0.5 knots (0.26 m/s). The success of containment booming is dependent on currents, wind, and waves. Even minor currents can draw oil under the oil boom; waves may cause splash-over, and wind and currents may cause the oil spill containment boom to sink or plane. Oil patches or water turbulence appearing on the down-current side indicate that the oil boom is failing. New open-ocean boom designs capable of containing oil as tow speeds greater than 3 knots (15.4 m/s) are becoming commercially available.
In Arctic conditions even very low concentrations of ice can seriously affect the performance of most oil containment booms. Containment booms will quickly collect ice and subsequently lose oil as flotation chambers are submerged or lifted out of the water.
Other important oil spill containment boom characteristics are strength, ease and speed of deployment, reliability, weight and cost. It is essential that an oil boom be sufficiently robust for its intended purpose and tolerate inexpert handling, since trained personnel are not always available. Strength is required to withstand the forces of water and wind when being towed. Ease and speed of deployment, combined with reliability, are very important in a rapidly changing situation and may strongly influence the selection of equipment. Practical limitations of strength, water drag and weight mean that generally only relatively short lengths (tens to a few hundred meters) can be deployed and maintained in a working configuration.
Towing containment booms at sea in U or J configurations is a difficult task requiring specialized vessels. Because of the difficulties of operating multi-ship, towed-boom systems, specialized ships have been built which incorporate sweeping arms, skimming devices and on-board oil storage. The limitations posed by sea conditions still also apply to larger versions of these vessels of which are unable to work in shallow inshore waters. The efficiency of a specialized vessel is mainly determined by the built-in oil recovery system or skimmer which is deployed. Because of the relatively narrow sweep width, these specialized vessels are best suited to recovering oil in ribbons or windrows. Following containment of the oil, the next step in the cleanup operation is the physical recovery of the oil from the waters surface. You can find oil absorbent products by clicking here.
When selecting the right type of Oil Spill Containment Boom, there are many selections to choose from. First, there is our Oil Spill Boom that just contains oil spills without absorbing any oil. Second there is our Absorbing Oil Spill Boom that absorbs oil spills on waterways. Call us today to help you select the right Oil Spill Containment Boom at 1-800-YEL-DAWG (935-3294).
The right questions need to be asked and the right answers need to be given when selecting an Oil Spill Containment Boom: (1) What type of waterway (2) Potential spill in number of gallons (3) Would the spill be fast spreading (3) Is it a rough or calm waterway (4) Do you need an Absorbent Boom, Oil Spill Containment Boom or both? Click here for more information on Oil Spill Booms.
DAWG© Absorbent Oil BoomsIf you have a pond, river, stream or other waterway where oil spills can move downstream look to our Oil Spill Containment Absorbent Boom. These oil spill booms skim oil off water while leaving the water behind. Oil booms can absorb up to 48 gallons of hydrocarbons. Available in a variety of diameter and lengths. Absorbent Oil Booms come in 3, 5 and 8 diameters and lengths can be made to fit bit linking booms together. Click here for more product information on Oil Spill Booms.
DAWG© Oil Spill Containment BoomsOil Containment Booms provide a fast and quick measure against the fast spreading of an oil spill. Knowing what kind of environment these Oil Booms will be exposed to is critical when selecting your Oil Boom. Waterways such as marinas, lakes, and harbors may use our Simplex Oil Spill Containment Boom for an economical solution where the current is not too strong. Other near shore ocean areas may require our Optimax Oil Spill Boom where conditions such as fast current may exist. DAWG offers a wide variety of Oil Spill Containment Booms such as Airmax Oil Spill Boom, Minimax Oil Spill Containment Boom and the Super Swamp Oil Spill Boom. Click here for more product information on DAWG Oil Spill Containment Booms.
The DAWG© Guarantee on Oil Spill Containment Oil Booms and Absorbent BoomsWhen it comes to making a decision on Absorbent Booms or Oil Spill Containment Booms rest assured that every customer is backed by our Pawprint of Quality Guarantee. This guarantee tells our friends and customers that by purchasing quality DAWG© Oil Spill Containment Products you never have to worry. Click here for more product information on Oil Booms and Absorbent Booms.
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