OFFSHORE OIL SPILL RESPONSE

From the Exxon Valdez oil spill incident in 1989 to the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, Elastec’s offshore oil spill response equipment has expanded from high-performance fire booms to include precision dispersant systems and mechanical skimming operations.

Deployment of X150 oil skimmer

X150 Skimmer Launching System

The Elastec X150 Skimmer Launching System is a revolutionary turnkey operation for deploying and retrieving the X150 Skimmer in offshore, nearshore and open water situations. The system is wirelessly remote controlled and includes the launcher, the X150 skimmer, boom and reel, BoomVane™, power unit and integrated hydraulics with internal umbilical. The complete system fits into a 20ft High Cube container for rapid global shipment.

2m BoomVane in water closeup

2m BoomVane™

The 2m BoomVane™ is designed for coastal and offshore vessel operations towing medium to large oil booms with advancing containment and recovery systems. It enables a single vessel to operate a wide swath sweep with offshore oil booms in various modes and configurations.

Elaspray oil dispersant spraying system

Elaspray

ElaSpray is a portable dispersant spraying system for oil spill response operations. It is designed for easy installation on tugboats and other types of vessels. The system contains a compact diesel engine driven pump for spraying diluted or neat dispersant. 

Hydro-Fire boom for insitu burning

Fire Boom

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. Learn about ASTM Standards for in-situ burning of oil. 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.

Magnum 100 oil spill skimmer

Magnum 100

The Magnum 100 is capable of recovering both light and heavy oils with very low water content – typically around only 3%. It may be fitted with either an air or hydraulic drive motor. We offer a choice of pumps to suit the application. The skimmer may be fitted with steam coils as an option […]

Magnum 200 oil on drum skimmer

Magnum 200

The lightweight Magnum 100 is one of the highest performance-tested skimmers available. It is suitable for both oil spill response and industrial applications. The lightweight design combined with the stability and high buoyancy provided by the four drums enable the Magnum 100 to be used in harbors and coastal waters as well as inland areas such as rivers and lakes.

RubberMax containment boom in water

RubberMax

The RubberMax inflatable oil spill containment boom is manufactured from vulcanized Nitrite with two plies of reinforcing fabric. The black fabric is capable of withstanding degradation from sun, sea, and oil. It lays flat when stowed, optimizing storage space. RubberMax is designed with high buoyancy to weight ratio, providing the boom with excellent wave riding and oil retention characteristics.

OceanSkater weir oil skimmer

Weir Skimmers

Weir skimmers operate by taking the surface layer off the water. Oil flows into the central hopper where it’s pumped to storage. The weirs fitted in our Skater lineup are self-adjusting. The depth of the cut can be adjusted by varying the pumping rate. These affordable, high-capacity skimmers can skim any oil that will float and flow over the weir. They may be deployed in rivers, lakes, moon pools, tanks, pits, and lagoons, as well as the open ocean.

Also see our Oil Spill Solutions, and Arctic Oil Spill Response Solutions.

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