Varieties – Oil Only, General Purpose and Hazchem
Uses – Booms are generally used to contain larger spills that have occurred. A boom will be placed down to dam the escaping liquid, and the dammed liquid can then be absorbed with granular absorbents or pads.
Oil only booms can also be used on water, as they float and can contain a marine spill, or be used as a preventative measure around marine equipment that may leak oil. Booms can also be placed around machine parts that often leak oil.