These smart polymer booms prevent the spread of spills on water or land
- Smart polymer absorbs and solidifies hydrocarbons creating an impermeable barrier
- Zero leakage even when saturated or wrung out
- Any unabsorbed pollutants are successfully contained
- Marine Booms ideal for proactive protection of watercourses near construction sites, lakes, marinas & harbours
- Quick Deployment Booms perfect response for smaller spills on land or still water
- Reusable until completely solid
- Available in a range of sizes from 1m to 30m
- Can be linked together to create barriers of any length
Green Rhino Oil Retention Booms are the most effective way to soak up and prevent the spread of hydrocarbon spills on land, rivers, lakes and the sea. Our smart polymer absorbent booms are unique in retaining oils and fuels permanently; contaminants will not flush or drain out when the boom is saturated.
This easy-to-implement and effective approach can save you from prosecution, fines and hefty clean-up costs. Also referred to as oil-absorbent socks.
Available in a range of sizes and capacities, booms can be joined together to create barriers of any length.
Two types of Booms are available:
Quick Deployment Booms
These oil absorbent booms are designed to be part of an emergency response to smaller spills on land or water. Simply position around the spill or to block its path. These booms can also be used to intercept water running into surface water drains. Available in a range of lengths from one to 30 metres.
Our floating oil retention booms can be used to contain oil and fuel spills in calm water(s) with currents. Applications include:
- Across rivers, streams and gullies in or near construction sites
- Near refuelling docks in marinas, harbours and lakes
- In the scuppers of commercial vessels to capture contaminated run-off
Marine booms are available in a range of lengths from one to eight metres and can be linked together to create longer barriers.
Unique smart polymer booms
Green Rhino Oil Retention Booms contain a specially-blended smart polymer which absorbs hydrocarbons and transforms them into a solid rubber-like substance. The solidified contaminants are trapped inside the boom permanently.
Spills on open or moving water will be absorbed from the surface of the water as it laps against the boom and passes underneath.
You will see the polymer inside the boom harden and discolour as hydrocarbons are neutralised.
You can wring out the excess water from saturated booms – this is clean water – and dispose of the used booms in a designated COSHH bin.
Why are they better than other spill control booms?
Traditional absorbent-based oil booms do not retain hydrocarbons permanently. Contaminated water will flush or drain out of these booms when saturated, back into the water they are supposed to be cleaning. This also creates a spill risk when disposing of the booms or requires the booms to be placed in a plastic bag before removal from the water.
Green Rhino’s Oil Retention Booms offer a cleaner, more effective method of spill clean-up.
Rugged, clean and reusable
All Green Rhino Oil Retention Booms are constructed of a spun-bond mesh outer skin filled with our proprietary smart polymer blend. Booms can be reused until all the smart polymer has been activated. Water can be allowed to drain out before storage between uses. No contaminants will leak out.
For spills on standing water (e.g. in excavations, bunds and tanks) see our Oil Retention Pillows.
|GRR 02 80 01 BOOM||Quick Deployment Boom – 1m||100 x 4.5cm||Up to 1.6L oil|
|GRR 02 80 02 BOOM||Quick Deployment Boom – 2m||200 x 4.5cm||Up to 3.2L oil|
|GRR 02 80 03 BOOM||Quick Deployment Boom – 3m||300 x 4.5cm||Up to 4.8L oil|
|GRR 02 80 04 BOOM||Quick Deployment Boom – 4m||400 x 4.5cm||Up to 6.4L oil|
|GRR 02 80 05 BOOM||Quick Deployment Boom – 5m||500 x 4.5cm||Up to 8.0L oil|
|GRR 02 80 06 BOOM||Quick Deployment Boom – 6m||600 x 4.5cm||Up to 9.6L oil|
|GRR 02 80 07 BOOM||Quick Deployment Boom – 7m||700 x 4.5cm||Up to 11.2L oil|
|GRR 02 80 08 BOOM||Quick Deployment Boom – 8m||800 x 4.5cm||Up to 12.8L oil|
|GRR 02 80 12 BOOM||Quick Deployment Boom – 12m||1200 x 4.5cm||Up to 19.2L oil|
|GRR 02 80 15 BOOM||Quick Deployment Boom – 15m||1500 x 4.5cm||Up to 24.0L oil|
|GRR 02 80 30 BOOM||Quick Deployment Boom – 30m||3000 x 4.5cm||Up to 48.0L oil|
|GRR 02 82 01 BOOM||Marine Boom – 1m||100 x 7.75cm||Up to 3.2L oil|
|GRR 02 82 02 BOOM||Marine Boom – 2m||200 x 7.75cm||Up to 6.4L oil|
|GRR 02 82 03 BOOM||Marine Boom – 3m||300 x 7.75cm||Up to 9.6L oil|
|GRR 02 82 04 BOOM||Marine Boom – 4m||400 x 7.75cm||Up to 12.8L oil|
|GRR 02 82 05 BOOM||Marine Boom – 5m||500 x 7.75cm||Up to 16.0L oil|
|GRR 02 82 06 BOOM||Marine Boom – 6m||600 x 7.75cm||Up to 19.2L oil|
|GRR 02 82 07 BOOM||Marine Boom – 7m||700 x 7.75cm||Up to 22.4L oil|
|GRR 02 82 08 BOOM||Marine Boom – 8m||800 x 7.75cm||Up to 25.6L oil|