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Silt Booms

Supplier: Perth Petroleum Services

Silt Booms are available in a variety of sizes and materials.

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Silt Booms have a foam buoyancy chamber supporting a deep skirt. The Skirt can vary from a few metres to as many as twenty metres deep.

Skirt material is usually woven Geotextile fabric, but can also be a non-porous fabric.

Most silt booms are used in waters with low or no current. Booms in strong currents require additional longitudinal strength to cater for the extremely large force exerted on the skirt of the boom.

Specifications of Silt Booms

  • Section lengths - 20 metres minimum
  • Skirt depth - to order
  • Flotation - continuous closed cell foam
  • Ballast - galvanised chain
  • Boom fabric - woven polypropylene 260gsm
  • Fabric colour - black
  • Pore size - 200 micron
  • Tensile strength
  • 1m skirt - 7,200 kgs
  • 2m skirt - 12,000 kgs
  • 3m skirt - 16,800 kgs
  • pH range - 2 – 13
  • UV resistance excellent, stabilized

Standard Sizes

  • Floatation 150mm (increases with skirts over 2 metres)
  • Skirts 1m — 3.5m (other widths available)

Features of Silt Booms

  • Made to order
  • Any width skirt depth available
  • Light weight
  • Easy to handle
  • Easy to join section together
  • Joining — special zip and stainless steel clips
  • Ballast chain holds skirt under water
  • Floatation rolled closed cell foam logs

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