Floating Barriers / Booms
Floating Barriers / Booms are commonly used in water areas primary for the two reasons below.
- Demarcation / Security
Containment Boom / Barriers
Containment Boom / Barriers are applied to zone off a water zone from debris, silt turbidity or oil etc. & these are contained to a specific designated area so that it can be efficiently collected for subsequent disposal. The design of containment boom or barrier is dependent on what are to be contained i.e. rubbish, timber log, silt turbidity or floating oil, it is also dependent on the prevalent site condition i.e. high velocity rivers, deep reservoir etc. or cordoning of working zonei.e. bridge pier area that need to prevent silt spreading to the whole water catchment.
Demarcation / Security Barriers / Booms
Similarly, the purpose of Demarcation / Security Barriers / Booms could be simply for the purpose of direction, information or demarcation of non-entry area i.e. water intake sump of a reservoir: it can also be further enhance with security items like spikes or designed to stop ill intent high speed boat from military craft/oil tankers.