RubberMax - Inflatable Oil Containment Boom
The RubberMax inflatable oil spill containment boom is manufactured from vulcanized Neoprene
and Hypalon with two plies of reinforcing fabric. The bright orange
(or black ) fabric is capable of withstanding degradation from sun,
sea and oil. It lays flat when stowed - optimizing storage space.
RubberMax is designed with high buoyancy to weight ratio - providing
the boom with excellent wave riding and oil retention characteristics.
As an added safety feature the galvanized steel chain is enclosed
in a reinforced fabric pocket to prevent entanglements and pinch
points for operators. This chain also acts as a tension member for
added strength and resistance of towing forces. The boom is supplied
with ASTM compliant end connectors for rapid coupling of sections.
The RubberMax inflatable boom is a heavy-duty boom with excellent resistance to
sunlight, puncture, abrasion and tearing. The bright orange Neoprene/Hypalon
mix reflects the UV rays better than black booms, potentially extending
service life. It is available in a variety of sizes. A steel boom
reel fitted with a heavy-duty gearbox is normally part of the
system for larger models.
As standard the RubberMax range of containment booms are supplied in manageable
section lengths. Should one part of the boom become damaged only
a short section of boom has to be removed for service, leaving the
bulk of the boom in operation.
The Rubbermax inflatable oil spill containment boom has individually filled air chambers, each chamber
being equipped with the patented valve. This valve has a rubber
collar for protection. High capacity air
blowers rapidly fill the individual air chambers as the boom
is deployed into the water.
The RubberMax boom can be supplied in a V-Sweep configuration for single vessel systems. Larger models are typically
supplied on boom reels.