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RubberMax inflatable oil containment boom is produced with the latest materials and techniques. The materials have been extensively tested according to ASTM and military standards including puncture and abrasion resistance as well as tear and tensile strength. The construction has two plies of polyester reinforcing fabric coated in synthetic rubber with compounds which are resistant to the elements and oil. American Marine, a division of Elastec, has been manufacturing quality floating boom and barrier products since 1967. For storage, we offer a line of boom reels.

RubberMax is designed with a high buoyancy to weight ratio, providing the boom with excellent wave riding and oil retention characteristics. It lies flat when stowed, optimizing storage space.

RubberMax Spec Chart

As an added safety feature, the galvanized steel chain is enclosed in a reinforced fabric pocket to prevent entanglements and pinch points for operators. This chain also acts as a tension member for added strength and resistance of towing forces. The boom is supplied with ASTM compliant interchangeable end connectors for rapid coupling of sections. This boom has been supplied around the world including the US Navy.

RubberMax is a heavy-duty boom with excellent resistance to sunlight, puncture, abrasion and tearing. As standard, the RubberMax range of booms are supplied in manageable section lengths (98 & 164ft / 30 and 50m). These shorter sections allow for a greater flexibility of deployment configurations.

The RubberMax boom has individually filled air chambers, each chamber being equipped with the patented Monsun XG valve. This valve has a built-in non-return with a rubber protection collar - protecting it from damage during deployment and storage on the boom reel. Our high capacity air blowers rapidly fill the individual air chambers as the boom is deployed into the water.

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  • Excellent wave riding and oil retention
  • Designed with a high buoyancy to weight ratio
  • Lays flat when stowed – optimizing storage space

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RubberMax Boom Specification Chart
Connector Height39 in / 1000 mm51 in / 1300 mm59 in / 1500 mm63 in / 1600 mm71 in / 1800 mm
Operation Height31 in / 790 mm43 in / 1100 mm47 in / 1200 mm50 in / 1250 mm59 in / 1500 mm
Freeboard14 in / 360 mm17 in / 440 mm20 in / 500 mm22 in / 550 mm24 in / 600 mm
Draft17 in / 430 mm26 in / 660 mm28 in / 700 mm28 in / 700 mm35 in / 900 mm
Air Chamber Length4.8 m Seamless Individual Air Chambers4.8 m Seamless Individual Air Chambers4.8 m Seamless Individual Air Chambers4.8 m Seamless Individual Air Chambers4.8 m Seamless Individual Air Chambers
Section Length98 ft or 164 ft / 30 m or 50 m*98 ft or 164 ft / 30 m or 50 m*98 ft or 164 ft / 30 m or 50 m*98 ft or 164 ft / 30 m or 50 m*98 ft or 164 ft / 30 m or 50 m*
Bottom TensionsGalvanized Steel ChainGalvanized Steel ChainGalvanized Steel ChainGalvanized Steel ChainGalvanized Steel Chain
Weight4.4 lbs/ft - 6.6 kg/m6.0 lbs/ft - 8.9 kg/m6.7 lbs/ft - 9.9 kg/m7.3 lbs/ft - 10.8 kg/m9.1 lbs/ft - 13.6 kg/m

*Custom section lengths and sizes available

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Containment boom reel

Containment Boom Reels

Oil containment boom reels are the fastest and most efficient means for storage, deployment and recovery of longer lengths of boom. Most of our reels have the ability to free-wheel to speed up deployment. Our boom reels may be hydraulic or manually operated and are suitable for both inflatable boom and some models of foam flotation boom.

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