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Oil Booms

A containment boom, often called an oil boom, is an environmentally friendly, temporary floating barrier used in the water to separate the clean water from oil spills, trash, pollution, contaminated water, sediment or debris. The ideal float for a boom system is a closed cell foam that will not absorb water and will stay afloat for the life-cycle of the equipment. It should be slightly flexible, but durable, and dense enough to withstand impact from transporting the coiled system to and from a spill site or hold up to colliding with boats or other fixed moorings in the water. Armacell's OleCell® Boom containment foam inserts for boom applications is a hard-working material that can hold up to the dirty job of oil spill recovery.

OleCell® is a non-crosslinked polyethylene foam that can be shaped in a wide variety of proprietary configuration. OleCell® tubular foam also has a wear resistant outer layer that is an ideal protection choice for water applications.

For more information about OleCell Boom foam, please download data sheet here.

Insulation

Marine Applications

Armacell elastomeric foam insulation products meet the special requirements of the marine environment, including on ships or vessels and on-shore or offshore installations. Armacell can supply products for thermal insulation, fire safety and acoustical applications on ships of all types, military vessels and offshore platforms (oil, gas and wind). NH ArmaFlex® non-halogen insulation is used to insulate and protect piping, tanks, and air ducts, and to prevent stress corrosion with stainless steel pipes in the following applications:

  • U.S. Navy applications

  • General shipbuilding

  • IMO (International Maritime Organization)

  • Nuclear power plants

  • Other areas where non-halogenated or chlorine-free materials may be required

Marine Applications

NH ArmaFlex® is a non-halogen elastomeric insulation developed for condensation control in environments that require specific protection against smoke containing acid gases. It is the first non-halogen flexible insulation introduced for shipboard use. NH ArmaFlex is an engineered closed-cell material that eliminates the toxic gases that may threaten personnel and sensitive electronic equipment including effects from:

  • Chlorines

  • Bromines

  • PVC

Available in tube, sheet and roll form, NH ArmaFlex is easier to install and has improved durability over other approved products. NH ArmaFlex has been fire tested at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in controlled comparisons with baseline materials. Further testing through DDG-51 and NSSN produced references that NH ArmaFlex scored better than MIL-P-15280J materials such as AP ArmaFlex.

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