Oil Boom Dock Attachment
Can You Attach Oil Boom to a Dock or Pier?
Question: I am using an oil boom but I'm not exactly sure where to attach it so it will stay secure. Can you attach oil booms to a dock or pier?
Answer: Yes, oil boom can be attached to a dock or pier. Oil boom attachment will depend on your location and specific containment requirements. There is a standard, calm water option and a tidal water option.
Standard Oil Boom Dock Attachment with Poly Rope
To anchor or secure the Oil Boom to the dock, the best option is to use a marine rope, such as poly rope. Located at the end of each boom should be a section that allows for rope or lines to be connected to the boom. Rope can be tied through these areas and then secured to the dock. This can provide an anchoring point for sections of your boom.
Tidal Compensator: Oil Boom Dock Attachment for Tidal Locations
If you are planning on attaching the oil boom in an area with moving water or fluctuating tides, consider using our Tidal Compensator. The tidal compensator, or tide adjustor, is designed to attach to both the end of the boom and the side of the piling.
As water adjusts with tidal variations, the boom will move up and down with the water fluctuations. This will help to adjust your barrier to compensate for various tidal conditions. Both standard and HD models are available. With particularly rough conditions, the HD adjustor is preferred.
All tidal compensators include:
- Stainless Steel or Aluminum
- Metallic Frame
In general, the tidal compensator tool will fit over a standard I-beam. For more information, see Marine Accessories.