Steel Debris Boom Installation
Floating Debris Booms Setup
Question: I need a steel trash mesh debris boom to place in front of the intake at a power plant. What kind of steel is used? How do I install the barriers?
Answer: The Steel Floating Debris Barrier is made using three-forth (3/4) inch expanded mesh that has been reinforced with tubing. The debris boom can be constructed using either 304 stainless steel or marine grade galvanized steel depending on your location and the type of debris that could be collecting around this area. Connecting shackles to join sections together are made using heavy-duty stainless steel and are located at both the top and bottom over every panel.
Steel Debris Boom Install Steps
To install the boom, the first step is to set your anchors at the shore and along the path where you desire your debris boom to be located. Next, you will want to shackle your debris boom together at both the top and bottom of the panels until your barrier has reached its intended length. When all panels are secured together, float and anchor your debris barrier along the path you previously mapped out.
You want to always keep in mind that this debris barrier will work best when properly cleaned and maintained. Any time a debris boom starts to build up too much debris around its barrier, the pressure can cause the boom to become less effective. Please make sure that debris is cleaned periodically and that the boom is checked for marine growth.
For more information, see our Floating Debris Barriers page.