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Environmental Products

AirMax Boom



AirMax is a versatile inflatable oil containment boom, manufactured from high quality Urethane fabric. The AirMax range of booms are designed for compact storage and quick deployment - important characteristics when dealing with a spill response.
Manufacturer: Elastec
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AirMax is fabricated using a durable 28oz / 950 gsm fabric using a special process that ensures the best possible integrity of the air chambers. The high visibility orange fabric greatly assists mariners and vessel operators avoid a potential navigational hazard. As an added safety feature the hot galvanized steel ballast chain is enclosed in a reinforced fabric pocket to prevent entanglements and pinch points for operators. This chain also acts as a tension member for added strength and resistance of towing forces. End connectors are fitted with Zinc anodes. The high buoyancy to weight ratios of the AirMax boom provides excellent wave conformance and oil retention characteristics. The boom is supplied with ASTM compliant interchangeable end connectors for rapid coupling of sections.

Elastec / American Marine offer a full range of boom reels that can be delivered for all sizes of AirMax boom. These reels available mounted on trailers or storage containers. We also offer a full range of boom accessories including blowers, bridles, anchor sets, boom lights, choice of connectors and tidal compensators. The AirMax is available in five sizes. The size required will depend on the sea conditions or water body where the boom will be deployed.

As standard the AirMax range of booms are supplied in manageable section lengths. These shorter sections allow for a greater flexibility of deployment configurations. Should one part of the boom become damaged only a short section of boom has to be removed for service. As an option the AirMax can be fitted with foam panels that act as reserve buoyancy in the event of a puncture. AirMax has individually filled air chambers, each chamber being equipped with the patented Monsun XG valve. This valve has a built-in non-return valve. High capacity air blowers are available to rapidly fill the individual air chambers as the boom is deployed into the water.