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1.5m BoomVane™

The 1.5m BoomVane™ is a device to deploy larger floating oil containment boom. This simple yet powerful tool enables rapid boom deployment without the use of secondary vessels.

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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  • For deeper, open water
  • Eliminates the need for two vessels
  • More powerful for towing larger oil boom

1.5m BoomVane™ Photos

1.5m BoomVane™ Video


0.3m BoomVane Size Chart

BoomVane™ size comparison chart

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1.5m BoomVane™ Towing Configurations

Oil boom sweep configurations with Elastec BoomVane

A – Double “U” with two BoomVanes and two Elastec SeaSkaters.
B – “U” with one BoomVane and one SeaSkater.
C – Open apex concentrating oil with two BoomVanes, collected with skimmer vessel.
D – Wider sweep with two BoomVanes and skimmer vessel.
E – Two BoomVanes in advancing mode, collected with Elastec X150, R3S, or Elastec NeatSweep System.

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