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0.5m BoomVane™

The 0.5m BoomVane™ boom deployment device is designed for shore based river operations in waters less than 3 ft / 1 m deep. It may also be used to deploy boom in water too shallow for a towing vessel. These containment boom deployment and retrieval systems are lighter than "trawl doors". BoomVanes feature greater surface area and generates higher bollard pull at lower speeds. (Which is needed for towing oil booms.) This powerful, yet light and handy tool, makes spill control and recovery possible eliminating the need for boats, anchors or fixed installations. The BoomVane helps with carbon offsets by eliminating the need for a second vessel. Please fill out our BoomVane Questionnaire and tell us about your project.

The ELASTEC BoomVanes are unique in that they are fitted with a control rudder that facilitates deployment in rivers. Larger BoomVanes such as the 1.5 and 2m versions are designed to be deployed and towed from large sea-going vessels. These vessels can winch in the Vane (or back down on the unit) for recovery. When vanes are deployed in a river scenario there needs to be a system for recovery. Our 1m , 0.5m and 0.3m BoomVanes are fitted with a reversible rudder and control line, simply trip the rudder and the vane will sail back to the shore, with boom in tow.

The BoomVane can be operated in waters with heavy traffic since the control rudder allows for fast system retrieval. As a fast-water tool, it works equally well when deployed from a vessel.

BoomVane Size Comparison Chart

BoomVane is constructed as a cascade of vertical wings mounted in a rectangular frame. Powered by the flow of the current, the BoomVane, held by a single mooring line, swings out towards the opposite shore with the oil boom in tow. It is stable in water speeds ranging from 1-5 knots, insensitive to "chop" and fluctuations of the current.

Elastec holds multiple international patents for the original BoomVane.

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  • Eliminates the need for two vessels
  • Designed for use in shallow water boom deployment
  • Rides stably in water speeds ranging from <1-5 knots

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The Elastec BoomVane is stable in variable currents due to the rudder being spaced distantly from the vanes. The rudder ensures angle of attack is maintained, developing a constant tow. 10 plus vanes provide largest wetted surface area for overall size. Smaller units work in rivers due to adjustable rubber facilitating reversing of direction and feature the lowest possible draft to facilitate nearshore and river applications. The BoomVane disassembles for transport and lays flat for shipping. It has a proven track record with over 500 units sold and has been proven in multiple oil spills. Five sizes for are available for multiple environments from shallow rivers to deep offshore applications.

0.3m BoomVane Size Chart

BoomVane™ size comparison chart

BoomVane Questionnaire

Thank you for your interest in the Elastec BoomVane. To help us provide the appropriate model of BoomVane, please answer these questions.

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