Inflated Oil Booms

Definition - What does Inflated Oil Booms mean?

Inflatable oil booms are used to contain an oil spill on the surface of the water. It may have weights to hold to the bottom and it may have a rigid or hinged boom system on its upper extremity.

It can be used to contain spills of the oil components of drilling mud during tunneling operations adjacent to or under the water. It's inflatable component is the containment system and float atop the water.

Trenchlesspedia explains Inflated Oil Booms

Inflatable oil containment booms can be deployed by rescue boats associated with cuddling operations. When an oil spill occurs the boat places the containment boom around the spill. The spill, which will float atop the water, is trapped inside the confines of the containment boom.

As the oil stabilizes and consolidates on top of the water, the boom can be pulled to shore and the oil removed from the water mechanically. The bone can then be removed from the water, cleaned, and ready for redeployment should the need arise

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