The Weir Boom is a unique combined oil containment and recovery system. It is self contained, easily transportable and operator friendly.
The Weir Boom is designed for mass oil recovery and oil well ‘blow-outs’, and can recover floating oils at up to 210m3 /hr. The system consists of a 70m / 76m length of four tube boom which is connected at one end to a further three hundred metres of two tube boom. The four tube section includes an air tube, a water ballast tube, a buoyancy tube and a recovered oil discharge tube. The two tube section consists of just the air and the water ballast tubes. The free end of the four tube boom is attached to a vessel and a second vessel tows the remaining 300 metres into a ‘J’ configuration. Oil is collected into the ‘J’ formation and recovered by three weir skimmers which are built into the four tube section. The four tube section also houses three high capacity positive displacement vane pumps and discharge hoses to transport the recovered oil to the vessel.
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