Oil is transported through pipelines all over the world. Safety is the pipeline industry’s number one priority, which is why most pipeline environmental managers prefer Elastec oil spill recovery equipment. From inland to subsea environments, Elastec manufactures reliable and ready oil spill equipment for crude oil and refined petroleum pipeline response.

Oil absorbent pads

Oil Spill Absorbent Booms and Pads

Oil spill absorbents are pads and booms that can be quickly deployed for spill response. They work by picking up and retaining the oil. The used absorbents can be safely burned on-site in the Elastec SmartAsh® cyclonic barrel burner. For small spills, absorbents may be used as the sole cleanup method, while for larger spills, they may be used to clean up residual oil that can not be reached by skimmers. Elastec offers several types of oil spill absorbents. We can also provide custom clean up response kits.

1m BoomVane closeup


BoomVane™ is a welcome advancement in oil spill cleanup technology, simplifying the challenges of boom deployment in fast water and from advancing vessel systems. It combines the science of sailing and the art of flying a kite, powered only by the water’s current. Elastec holds multiple international patents for the original BoomVane.

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.

Power unit for oil spill response

Hydraulic Power Units

Elastec manufactures a wide range of hydraulic power units to operate boom reelsoil skimmers and pumps. These power units are available with both diesel or electric drives. The electric models may also be delivered in explosion-proof configuration for use in oil refineries and other hazardous locations.

SuperMax oil containment boom

Oil Spill Containment Boom

We are an industry leader in the manufacture of oil containment boom. Our standard model boom is always in stock. Elastec offers a wide variety of accessories. We can also manufacture custom boom to fill individual needs.

TDS oil skimmer in heavy oil

Oil Skimmers

Elastec manufactures some of the most efficient oil spill skimmer systems in the world. Our skimmer product line (drums, grooved discs, weir, belts and brushes) is designed for rapid response for inland, coastal and offshore recovery operations. Simple to operate, reliable and efficient for a range of oil viscosities and environments, Elastec skimmers are manufactured in our ISO 9001:2008 certified facilities in Carmi, Illinois.

SmartAsh portable incinerator


SmartAsh® cyclonic barrel burner is an innovative portable incinerator that meets EPA requirements for burning non-hazardous refuse. Simply load a 55 gallon (208 liter) open-head steel drum, light the load and clamp on the lid. A whirlwind of fire and intense heat is created inside the drum, burning refuse without smoke or smell. Combustion is complete, leaving 3% ash.

Tundraguard oil boom on specialized vehicle

Specialized Vehicles

For oil spill response in remote and difficult to reach locations, Elastec offers a line of multi-purpose all-terrain vehicles. These specialized vehicles can be used to carry equipment or outfitted to serve as hydraulic power to operate oil skimmers and other equipment.

Oil spill response equipment trailer

Spill Response Trailers

Elastec offers a full range of customizable trailers for storing and transporting oil spill response equipment and accessories. Our oil spill response trailers may be equipped with a side door to give you full access to the equipment and are perfect for storing equipment near control points established in your emergency oil spill response plan. View our list of typical oil spill response trailer contents.

Vacuum trailer for tank cleaning

Vacuum Systems

Elastec manufactures vacuum systems for industrial, municipal, and oil spill cleanup. Easy to tow and maneuver in congested workspaces, these rugged vacuum systems are purpose-built to clean up oil, liquids, solids, and sludge. Our trailer mounted vacuum systems are designed to go where large vacuum trucks can’t, and for jobs where vac trucks are not cost-effective.

Workboats for pipeline oil spill response

Work Boats

We manufacture a range of boats from multi-purpose to landing craft and customized oil spill response vessels. Elastec’s boat line includes the Omni Catamaran marina maintenance vessel, Rozema OSRV (Oil Spill Response Vessel), Elastec Kvichak/MARCO Filterbelt oil spill skimmer vessel, aluminum landing craft, and the Inlander™ workboat. We can custom build a boat to your specifications.

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

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