By the time the Deepwater Horizon well was capped, 411 controlled burns were conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, with the majority employing Elastec’s fire booms. The duration of our patented Hydro-Fire® Boom and American Fireboom systems lasted four times longer than the competition’s – some up to 12 hours. Elastec holds the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the “Longest Continuous Burn of Oil Spill at Sea.”
Elastec is a world leader in the design and manufacture of fire boom. In the summer of 2010, we supported the controlled burn effort in the Gulf of Mexico to minimize the impact from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Several models of fire resistant oil boom were deployed in the early stages of the in-situ burning operation. Elastec American Fireboom and Hydro-Fire® Boom were responsible for the longest continuous burns and for eliminating the largest amount of oil from the marine environment. American Fireboom is constructed of fire-resistant ceramic materials. Hydro-Fire® Boom is a water-cooled, inflatable system.