Hydro-Fire® Boom is a proven inflatable fire boom. It is a complete system, comprising of 500 ft / 150 m of boom on a powered reel with with an integrated air blower, hoses, towing equipment, power pack and two high-capacity water pumps. Elastec fire resistant booms have undergone rigorous testing by organizations such as OHMSETT, SUPSALV and U.S. Coast Guard.
The Elastec Hydro-Fire® Boom system was proven "in anger" in multiple controlled burns during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Many of our patented water-cooled fire resistant oil booms operated with great success, reducing the shoreline impact. By the time the well was capped, over 400 burns were conducted, with some lasting up to 12 hours in duration. On June 18th, 2010, an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 barrels of oil were removed from the marine environment. Elastec was mentioned across the country on news casts both on local and national levels.
Controlled burning is a valuable response tool that can eliminate large volumes of oil. During the DeepWater Horizon response, 219,000 to 309,000 barrels of oil were estimated to have been removed from the marine environment in these controlled burns. Over 400 burns were conducted using several different models of fire boom. Our Hyro-Fire® Boom and American Fireboom proved to be the most successful.
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