MARKLEEN Uniboom® Z Series
booms are oil containment booms with inflatable cylindrical floats for use in open waters and offshore. These booms are designed to offer fast deployment and reliable operation with low personnel requirements. Their proven design and construction, low inflation pressure and high buoyancy to weight ratio give them excellent wave following characteristics and reliable oil containment even in adverse weather conditions. Thousands of metres of MARKLEEN Uniboom® Z Series boom were used by the Spanish Coast Guard to contain the oil spilled from the PRESTIGE off the coast of Galicia, N.W. Spain, with optimum results.
The boom, which has internal replaceable buoyancy chambers, is particularly robust, giving a long service life with a minimum of maintenance. The excellent buoyancy and wave following characteristics are achieved by way of large, cylindrical buoyancy chambers, slightly separated from each other, giving the boom flexibility when riding the waves. MARKLEEN Uniboom® Z Series booms are entirely manufactured (external fabric and internal floatation chambers) from heavy duty PVC-coated polyester fabric. This fabric is both strong and lightweight, giving rise to extremely robust and high quality booms. It is also highly resistant to oil, chemicals, all weather conditions and UV light. All seams and unions are high frequency welded, maintaining the excellent mechanical properties of the fabric, and ensuring air and water tightness, and a uniform appearance. And the simple design, with large, flat, parallel surfaces, makes cleaning the boom an easy task. All models are equipped with a high tensile strength ballast chain in a pocket at the base of the skirt.