Protected Water (inflatable) boom is designed for use in protected or sheltered water. It is primarily used for deflection or protection booming of shorelines, hatcheries, harbors, vessels and facilities. The boom can also be deployed for containment and recovery of a spill product.
The boom is located in Ketchikan, Sitka, and Juneau to allow for rapid deployment in the event of spill response. The inflatable boom is light-weight and capable of being loaded onto a helicopter or airplane for rapid response and deployment. The boom requires a backpack blower for inflation.
|Boom type||Curtain, pressure-inflatable||Floatation||Cylinder (continuous) internal inflatable|
|Freeboard (in)||8"||Draft (in)||12"|
|Boom height (in)||20"||Standard length (ft)||82'|
|Skirt material||Polyurethane||End connectors||ASTM-Z|
|Weight (lb/ft)||1 lbs/ft||Ballast weight (lb/ft)||N/A|
|Color||Yellow||Ballast material||Tension wire|
|Operating environment/limitations||Boom is limited to work in protected waters or seas 3 ft. or less in wave height.|
|C-130||DC-6||DC-3||737||Beaver||Otter||Cessna 206||Cessna 185||Heli||Barge||Tug (only)||Lrg F/V||Sm F/V||Pickup|