Floatable oil fence
High freeboard barrier construction for water carried pollutants
Barrier attached to the side of a ship
Floating boom end connectors
Inflatable equipment for use as a bouyant boom
ApplicationNo. 865954 filed on 04/09/1992
US Classes:405/68, Inflatable or deflatable405/70, Having joint detail405/72With reinforcing feature
ExaminersPrimary: Corbin, David H.
Foreign Patent References
International ClassE02B 015/06
AbstractFloating oil are containment boom sections are provided with one or a plurality of collapsible and inflatable bladders or buoyancy chambers, extending along the upper edge of the boom section's skirt, and enclosed inside an elongated gas-impervious sleeve which is also collapsible and independently inflatable through its own inflation/deflation valve, producing dual chamber inflated buoyant flotation forming the upper edge of the boom. ASTM scarf-joint connectors join adjacent boom sections, which are ballasted along their lower skirt edges and provided with tension-carrying reinforcing cable, chain or webbing.