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Use of Booms in Oil Spill Response

Graham Marshall - Thursday, May 17, 2012

Booms are floating barriers which are used during oil-spill response in three ways: 1) Oil containment and concentration;  2) Oil deflection; and 3)  Protection of sensitive areas.

This Technical Information Paper (TIP) prepared by the ITOPF sets out the principles behind boom design and the main modes of boom operation during oil spill response.

To access the TIP, simply click this link.




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