It 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, swings away from the vessel with the oil boom in tow. This powerful tool enables rapid boom deployment without the use of secondary tow boats.
BoomVane Size Comparison Chart
BoomVanes operate in water speeds ranging from 1 to 5 knots. As all BoomVane models are self-balancing, no adjustments or trimming is required. The vessel's progress through the water powers the BoomVane. The BoomVane can also be partnered with a boat to operate a single vessel sweep system without the need for an outrigger arm.
Oil boom sweep configurations with 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. The BoomVane is completely stable and self-trimming in all sweep speeds, and insensitive to wave action.
Elastec holds multiple international patents for the original BoomVane.
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