The .3m BoomVane is constructed as a cascade of vertical wings mounted in a rectangular frame. Powered by the current, the BoomVane, held by a single mooring line only, swings out towards the opposite shore with the oil boom in tow. This powerful yet light and handy tool enables rapid boom deployment - it can be operated in waters with heavy traffic since the control rudder allows for fast and effortless system retrieval from mid-stream.
As a fast-water tool, the BoomVane works equally well when deployed off a vessel. In this mode of operation, the vessel’s progress through the water powers the BoomVane. Powered by the water flowing past as the vessel advances, the BoomVane, held by a single tow line, swings out and away from the vessel with the oil boom in tow.
BoomVanes operate in water speeds ranging from 1 to 5 knots. As all BoomVane models are self-balancing, no adjustments or trimming is required.
Elastec holds multiple international patents for the original BoomVane.
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