Solid Flotation Boom SFB 1300x867

Solid flotation boom

Solid Flotation Boom (SFB)

The Solid Flotation Boom is designed for rapid response of oil containment. This lightweight, deployable containment boom has high buoyancy to weight ratio and is suitable for a wide range of environmental scenarios including fast water rivers, harbors and even offshore. The Solid Flotation Boom is typically manufactured in PVC fabric in a wide variety of sizes each designed for the application ranging from 10” (254mm) to 48” (1.2m) in overall height.

Cost effective solution to initial containment response! Multi scenario use boom; from fast water rivers to offshore

How it works

The Solid Flotation Boom is comprised of the following key basic components; the fabric, flotation, tension member, ballast and end connectors.

The fabric is typically PVC; however other more durable fabrics such as Urethane or Elvaloy may be used and is available in a variety of colors.

The flotation is either solid or rolled polyethylene foam logs in a range of diameters depending upon the required application.

The tension member provides the strength of the containment boom and is located either within or just above the flotation pouch. Typical tension members are stainless steel or galvanized cable or duravet rope.

The ballast keeps the boom’s skirt vertical in the water column. The ballast is generally a galvanized chain ranging in diameter size depending upon the application.

Aluminum ASTM Z or Slide Type End Connectors are fastened to each end with stainless steel hardware including anchor eye and toggle pin with lanyard.


  • Cost effective solution for floating containment
  • Easy to deploy due to its easy construction and light weight
  • Low maintenance and easy cleaning

Scenarios of use

  • Inland waterways & rivers
  • Coastal
  • Port, harbor & terminals
  • Arctic
  • Industrial

Related equipment

    Technical Specifications
    Height254-1820 mm / 10-60 in
    Section length30 m / 100 ft
    Freeboard200-610 mm / 8-24 in
    Draft350-910 mm / 14-36 in
    Weight3.3-7.3 kg/m / 2.2-4.9 lbs/ft
    Ballast chain DIN 76310 / 13 mm / 3/8 / 1/2 in
    Coating / Base fabricPoly-Urethane, Coated Polyester
    Fabric weight980 g/m² / 29 oz/yd²
    Tensile strength5450 N/5cm / 1240 lbf/2 in
    End connectorASTM Z, F962 as standard

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