Single-point self-inflatable containment boom for coastal use
The UNIBOOM® X 1100 and X 1400 Series represents a new concept in boom design and development. It is strong and compact and is stored on the UNIREEL for immediate deployment when speed is essential. It is suitable for use in harbours, terminals and coastal waters. Launched directly from the reel into the water, the pre-pressurised internal air spiral swiftly inflates the freeboard (5 metre chambers). A single operator can deploy 200 metres of UNIBOOM® X 1100 or 1400 in less than 3 minutes.
Under normal conditions the boom is deployed using the air supplied to the spiral inflation system. However, in an emergency the boom can be deployed without an air supply due to the boom’s sufficient buoyancy, and will remain afloat without inflating the spiral. The boom can be filled with air at a later stage using the secondary inflation system which consists of an air hose running through the entire length of the boom. The air hose inflates the five-metre chambers when the boom is floating on the surface.
After use the UNIBOOM® X 1100 or 1400 is simply retrieved onto the reel by the operator, providing safe and compact storage.