Floating Containment Booms Supplier in Australia

A floating containment boom is a proactive response to marine oil and fuel spills in rough waters.

Trade Enviro is a supplier of high-quality, Australian-made floating booms for various containment purposes. Our team can also assist and provide support with the installation and removal as required.

Fill up the contact form here so we can help you decide on the right shapes and sizes based on the application.

Designed and engineered by Trade Enviro, the video shows a huge amount of turbulent water moving around the floating boom barrier, altering the conditions substantially. The boom was custom designed as a heavy-duty containment boom to protect suction lines.

Made In Australia For Australian Conditions

Trade Enviro design and manufacture some of the toughest HD containment booms available. Our forever growing list of Happy customers include:

  • SA Water
  • Water NSW
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Port Augusta City Council
  • Brisbane Ports

Every Heavy Duty containment boom is specifically designed and built in conjunction with the applications. Our floating debris containment booms are made in Australia and designed for Australian conditions.

They create containment barriers within their boundaries after being deployed. Containment booms, also known as ‘floating booms’ are installed prior to the beginning of a project and ensure the containment of free-floating liquid spills.

They can also be used as an integral component of spill response for oil spill management and oil containment. Containment booms can be accompanied by recovery equipment, high-speed boom reels, and storage systems as well as spill kits and silt curtains. They’re available in different shapes and sizes according to your application. If you are unsure of your requirements contact us today for more information

Supply, Installation, And Removal Service

Storage: Conveniently folded for transport, deployment, and repacking

Closed-cell foam floatation: Provides greater durability, buoyancy, wave, and wind resistance

PVC casings: UV stabilized heavy duty

Gal chain: Lower tension member and ballast for the boom

Convenient handles & fold points: For ease of handling and storage

Quality construction: Webbing reinforced seams for strength, using high tensile strength fabric, PVC or urethane coated fabrics

Universal Boom Connectors: improves load distribution, enables multiple booms to be joined together quickly and individual lengths can be replaced

Floating Containment Boom Configurations

Model NumberCasing MaterialFree BoardDraft
CB450-class 1680gsm PVC150mm300mm
CB650-class 1680gsm PVC200mm450mm
CB900-class 1680gsm PVC250mm650mm
CB1000-heavy duty (ocean boom)900gsm260mm740mm

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* Heavy Duty options available

Technical Terms:

FREEBOARD: Distance from water line to top of the float chamber

SKIRT: Material used between the float and the ballast chain pocket (PVC)

DRAFT: Distance from the water line to the bottom of the curtain

BALLAST: Area of curtain closest to the sea floor, weighted with gal chain to ensure curtain shape and integrity

CONNECTOR: ASTM standard, Z-connector

Supplying Products Anywhere in Australia

We are known for our timeliness on orders. We ship your in boxes, pallets, skids and containers and have access to a number of freight companies.

Floating Containment Booms
Floating Containment Boom Installation

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a boom in open water conditions?
Yes, but careful consideration is required. Excessive wave and wind conditions will make a successful deployment difficult, if not impossible. A larger float diameter will increase the buoyant force of the boom.
How do I get them to site?
We will ship them on two way pallets for motor freight and forklift access. Alternatively, we can ship them individually strapped and wrapped for manual handling.
How do I move them around on the water?

It’s acceptable to tow floating booms with a vessel. Depending on the length of booms combined. A very small vessel can be used in sensitive areas and shallow draft conditions. We supply two bridles for towing longer lengths into position efficiently.

Often a land base point is established as a start point of the containment area. If you’re installing from a land point consider the way the boom will alter current flows once it’s in position. Try to run as much boom parallel with tidal forces as possible. If this isn’t possible consider increasing your anchoring system.

*For technical assistance call us. NEVER use a machine such as an excavator and bobcat to tension the boom.

Are they expensive?
Floating containment booms are not expensive compared to the cost of cleaning up an oil spill. They are also reusable and can be refurbished ensuring maximum return on your investment.
How quickly can they be delivered?
Fast. We usually have them in stock and can ship immediately. If not in stock we will usually supply within 10 days.
How will I clean up and absorb after a spill?

We have a complete range of absorbents and spill kits along with waste disposal bags. For larger scale clean up we can supply skimmers and recovery equipment.

How many linear metres should I buy?
Enough to safely contain the area you need without over tensioning of the boom. At least 10% contingency is recommended. Call us today and we can discuss your project and the best way to mitigate risk. E-mail your site layout to info@tradeenviro.com.au.

What Our Clients Say

We are very happy with the service and product provided by Trade Environmental. Delivery was on time and the backup service couldn’t be faulted. I would most certainly use Trade Environmental for my next Sediment curtain requirement.

Environmental Compliance
LukeHillery--Hillery Group

Greatly appreciate the timely delivery of the containment boom. Fabrication and delivery within a week of our call, exceeded expectations. Your recommendations concerning material and length have proven to be spot on with the boom performing as required to ensure we are meeting our environmental obligations

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Environmental Superintendent Hallis Constructions

Fantastic service and very quick turn around. This is the second lot of bunds we have bought and cannot fault the service or product 10/10

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Ben English--Atlas CEA

Trade Environmental are a pleasure to deal with from quote stage right through to delivery you are fully informed, I would certainly use there services again and recommend to others

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Garry Solly--McMahon Services

Council recently purchased an oil boom for a liquid waste pond containing grease trap and also oily type waste. The time taken from the order right through to the delivery and also the initial information provided by Paul was of an excellent standard and expertise which is greatly appreciated. The product itself has done the job as required and we would have no hesitation recommending these products for any similar applications.

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Scott Parsons--Manager Environmental Health Services

Fabulous service and communication

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