First Response

FIRST RESPONSE

Oil Containment Boom is used to dam oil floating on water. In order words the boom “contains” the oil. Several factors affect the capacity of a boom to contain oil. The paramount factors are water current, wave height, wind velocity, and viscosity of the oil. Generally, the booms function satisfactorily in water currents up to 1-1/2 knots in 1-Ft. waves. Wind velocities up to about 10 knots can sometimes be tolerated depending on the reach and time element.

Ease of deployment, retrieval, cleaning and storage are basic considerations in KOLDA’s Containment Boom. However, it may be left in water full time if conditions warrant. Used either way, years of useful of life can be expected from this boom.

Kolda’s Oil Containment Boom is engineered to provide maximum oil containment. It has proper ballast and adequate strength. The flotation logs are very flexible and facilitate storage.

FEATURES:

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to deploy
  • Low maintenance
  • Simple to use
  • Low cost
  • Ultraviolet resistant

APPLICATIONS:

  • Swamps, bogs
  • Pits, lagoons
  • Rivers, canals
  • Docks, piers
  • Bays
  • Offshore, open ocean

OPA-90 COMPLIANCE STATEMENT: KOLDA’s Oil Spill Response and recovery products have been carefully designed to meet ASTM and US Coast Guard Standard as prescribed by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

MODEL OCB-10 OCB-12 OCB-18 OCB-24 OCB-30 OCB-36
Freeboard (inches) (A) 4″ 6″ 6″ 8 12 12″ 12″
Draft (inches) (B) 6″ 6″ 12″ 16 12 18″ 24″
Total Height (inches) (C) 10″ 12″ 18″ 24 24 30″ 36″
Flotation CYL / RECT CYL / RECT CYL / RECT CYL / RECT CYL / RECT CYL / RECT
Weight Lb/ft. 8 1.2 2.0 2.8 4.0 5.0
Top Tensile Member
Ballast
Connector
Color
Standard Lengths (ft.)
Fabrics
PVC, EVALOY, URETHANE
GALVANIZED CABLE, ROPE, FABRIC
LEAD WEIGHTS, GALVANIZED CHAIN
Z TYPES, UNIVERSAL, NAVY, ETC.
25, 50, 100
4500 – 15,000 15,000 – 20,000 20,000 & UP
OPERATING GUIDE
Sea State < 4 < 4 < 4 < 4 > 5 > 5
Tow Speed (Knots) < 10 < 10 < 10 10 10 10
Deployment Hand / Reel
Retrieval Hand / Reel
Operating environment Calm and protected waters

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