When you purchase products from Texas Boom Company, you are joining good company. Our company has a history of delivering a wide range of quality products at competitive prices to many recognizable organizations. Texas Boom's track record includes sales to the US and foreign governments (including GSA contracts), spill response organizations, as well as global leaders in the energy and chemical industries. The US military, municipalities and ports are also frequent customers. Texas Boom is proud of our past, and looks forward to expanding moving forward. We hope to add your company amongst this growing list of prestegeous customers.
There are two major categories of floating oil boom: Absorbent Floating Oil Boom and Non-Absorbent Floating Oil Boom. Both serve a specific purpose, and they can be used in tandem to help contain oil spills in bodies of water such as oceans, gulfs, bays, rivers, streams, lakes, canals, and ponds.
Absorbent Floating Oil Boom is comprised of a mesh sock or tube filled with polypropylene. The fibers in the boom absorb oil and other hydrocarbons while repelling water. In addition, the properties of the polypropylene fibers also provide buoyancy, allowing these absorbent booms to float with no additional material required. These floating oil booms are effective until they become saturated, reaching the end of their useful life. Upon saturation, these booms are then disposed of properly, having removed a significant volume of oil from the water where they were deployed. Absorbent floating boom are typically deployed in calmer waters.
As the year comes to an end, everyone at Texas Boom Company is proud of the work done at our manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas. Texas Boom is a manufacturer of top quality oil containment boom, silt curtains, pillow tanks and bladders, containment berms, and many other products that leverage our RF welding capability. We place an emphasis on quality, provide short lead times, offer the ability to customize a job to exact specifications, and offer it at a competitive price. There may cheaper import product on the market, but you get what you pay for in this industry. Made in America means something to us. It translates into jobs for the talented people we employ, and it equates to satisfaction for our wide range of customers. While we ship our products worldwide, Texas Boom makes them right here. Made in Texas. Made in USA.
The question is often asked: Should I use a permeable or non-permeable silt curtain? We hope to shed some light on the topic to help our customers understand the difference between these two types of turbidity curtains. For reference, these are also referred to as turbidity barriers, silt barriers, silt curtain, sediment filter barrier, floating silt fence, floating curtains, and floating sediment fence.
There are typically five primary types of containment boom manufactured and deployed in the United States and Canada. We provide a brief description of each for the benefit of those not familiar with containment boom. All containment boom is sold in managable sections that can be joined end to end to form longer lengths. Boom manufacturers typically utlize universal connectors so that boom from different companies can be used in combination. In emergency deployments, containment boom can be strung continuously for miles.
1 - Foam Filled Containment Boom
For those not familiar with oil containment boom, Texas Boom Company is providing an overview to share the basics of what spill containment boom is, how containment boom is made, and where containment boom is used.
One of the first actions taken when oil has spilled into or in the vicinity of a body of water is to encircle the spill with containment boom. Because oil and other hydrocarbons don’t mix, the oil typically stays on the surface of the water in a slick. Since the oil floats, a barrier at the surface of the water can be effective in capturing the oil until it can be addressed. That's where oil spill containment boom comes into play.
As Texas Boom Company has evolved since its founding in 1986, the product lines and branding have varied over the years. In order to help clarify where to find an appropriate product when referencing older marketing material, order invoices, or product markings, we are providing a guide below. If you ever have any questions about what current products are suitable to meet your needs, please feel free to call us at 281-441-2002 or contact us via the Website. Texas Boom is here at the ready to help you make the proper purchase.
Texas Boom Company will be represented at the Clean Gulf 2018 Exhibition in New Orleans, LA on Nov 14 and 15th. The exposition will be held in conjunction with the trade conference in Hall D at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and Texas Boom will be located in booth 707. Please stop by to see us and discuss how TBC can help meet your needs. Contact us if you need passes for free admission to the Expo, we can provide a code to use during registration.
Texas Boom Company is pleased to announce the launch of its new webiste at TEXASBOOM.com. The site offers updated product information, new product images, improved navigation and usability, and much faster load times. All these factors combine to make it a better experience for our customers.