Oil Fence to Stop Oil Flow

Do You Have an Oil Containment Fence?

Question Regarding Oil Fence: Have you heard of something called an oil containment fence? oil fence to stop oilI am told it is a product that can be used to stop oil flow that is sub-surface. Do you know about this product?

Answer: I do know about oil containment fence and I'd be happy to tell you about it. It is a great tool for oil spill response, especially for wetlands, marshes and bayous. This fence boom for oil containment is made from durable PVC coated fabric with top cable acting as a tension member to secure it to the posts anchored in calm and shallow water conditions.

From here, the oil containment fence boom is installed to anchor point and stakes spaced according to your site specifications. In general, we typically recommend hard anchor points every 100, 200 or 300 feet and stakes spaced every 20 ft. It is simple to install, compact and easy to transport, stands up to both UV rays/heat and cold temperatures, and meets ASTM Standards. Oil containment fence boom can be coiled around a boom reel and deployed during an emergency.

Questions? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or submit a form.

Containment Fence Boom Specifications

  • Length: 100, 200, or 300 foot
  • Height: 2' 6" (other options are available)
  • Fabric: 22 oz standard (others are available)
  • Primary Color: yellow, orange preferred (others as available)
  • Top Tension Cable: 1/4 galv. steel wire standard (optional 5/16")
  • Bottom Ballast Chain: 1/4 galv. chain standard (optional 5/16")
  • Fabric connections: See options (pictures)
  • Shackle: For cable to top cable connection OR For ballast to bottom ballast chain connection.

Additional Oil Containment Options

oil fence boomFor further help in stopping an oil flow, we also recommend the use of a combined oil boom and oil containment fence. This setup places an oil fence to separate clean water from contaminated oil-laced water.

On the outside of the fence touching the oil, an absorbent boom is placed. This helps to absorb oil as it is hitting the fence. This helps to further stop oil and prevent spreading.

More information on this procedure can be found in our Containment Fence Flyer (PDF).

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Questions about fence boom? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form.