Marine life entrainment, entrapment and impingement in seawater desalination plants and cooling water intakes is a global problem. Not only are fish and other aquatic animals an operational burden for the facility, their safety is at risk.

Elastec combined our PermaFence and Net Boom to block jellyfish from jamming desalination plant intakes creating a custom solution to protect both the plant and the sea life.

PermaFence boom under bridge


The PermaFence containment boom is designed for permanent installations and minimum maintenance. This heavy-duty boom is capable of withstanding long-term deployments and the arduous conditions of permanent installations. Our specially molded foam filled floats have a unique design that greatly enhances the impact resistance while providing high buoyancy reserve.

Net boom in water

Floating Net Boom

Floating Net Boom is used to control trash, debris, and aquatic plants at job sites, intakes, outfalls, and marinas. The use of nets reduces the cost of expensive cleanup programs, provides controlled maintenance and minimizes the impact on the environment. Net booms can also be used as swim curtains at hotels, beaches, and water parks, providing a well maintained, debris-free, protected swim area. American Marine, a division of Elastec, has been manufacturing quality floating boom and barrier products since 1967.

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