Designed for environmental protection, the BALEAR anti-pollution boom can be use for the control of hydrocarbon and macro-waste pollution. It can be used offshore, in open coastal waters, estuaries, rivers and port zones. The BALEAR anti-pollution boom is of the “floating baffle curtain” type.
The boom is constructed from a bright orange PVC fabric – this material is highly resistant to atmospheric agents (UV, high humidity, adverse weather, etc.).
This system provides numerous advantages, both in installation and in service. Installation requires no major facilities, and deployment in water is straightforward (1 - 2 m/s). Operation is simple. The boom is self-floating, and requires no inflation equipment. Its multi-cellular structure ensures an excellent response to swells and waves.
This boom has been specially designed for the retention of hydrocarbon slicks in port zones and coastal areas. Its effectiveness is fully-guaranteed, even in winds up to force 3 on the Beaufort scale. Its limit of effectiveness in a perpendicular current is 1 – 1.5 knots, with a wave height of 0.50 metres.