Hi Sprint Boom

The Hi Sprint Boom offers a range of rapid deployment, single point inflation, oil containment for use in open or protected waters.

HI-Sprint is a high integrity, rapid deployment boom complying with OPA 90 (boom) and with ASTM (open water). The entire boom can be inflated from one inflation point at the end of the boom. It has unequalled wave-following characteristics and thereby outperforms other booms of larger size. It is designed for use in the full range of environments from terminals to the rigours of offshore and ocean. Vikoma offers HI-SprintTM boom in four categories: Terminal, Coastal, Offshore and Ocean, with freeboard and draft dimensions determining the category.

Materials: HI-SprintTM boom is manufactured from reinforced, double faced neoprene fabric. This results in a product that can operate in temperatures from -40oC to +90oC without any deterioration of the physical properties of the material. It is highly durable and has the lowest life cycle cost of any boom in its class. Additionally, it is very easy to clean, maintain and repair. All categories of Hi-SprintTM boom are also available in double thickness (HD- heavy duty) neoprene. This is typically used for longer deployments and the more abrasive environments.

Key features and benefits:

  • Rapid and easy deployment – with innovative single point inflation, 300 metres of boom can be deployed in a matter of minutes.
  • The buoyancy tube has internal bulkheads every three to five metres to form independant chambers. These are completely sealed and, in the event of damage to any one chamber, the boom’s integrity and ability to contain oil are retained.
  • The boom’s continuous cylindrical shape, coupled with low air inflation pressure enhances flexibility and produces a very responsive containment system. A high buoyancy to weight ratio gives unequalled wave following capability.
  • All boom seams are vulcanized to ensure good retention of the neoprene’s excellent mechanical properties, even after prolonged storage, and also to give resistance to degradation from exposure to hydrocarbons and UV light.
  • The interface between the boom material and the marine grade aluminium connecting plate is achieved without puncturing the material, thus ensuring boom integrity.

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