Custom Pipe Bladder

The custom made inflatable bladder shown below was the result of collaboration between a customer and the TBC team to create what is in essence an inflatable pipe plug.   This bladder will be inserted into a pipe and then inflated to form a barrier that will redirect equipment at a particular joint in the pipe system. The rod pockets were added to help position the bladder in place prior to inflation.  It's a creative solution to a problem, and Texas Boom Company was pleased to be able to assist in working towards an answer.

This is yet another example of TBC's ability to turn a sketch into a finished product.  Our fabrication technicians are skilled at their craft and always deliver quality products.  Have a unique challenge that requires some sort of custom bladder or tank?  Texas Boom has you covered using our RF welding technology to meet your needs.  

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Customized Silt Curtain

Texas Boom Company is willing and able to fabricate silt curtains to a customer's exact specifications.  Depending on the application, the silt curtains vary in length, freeboard and skirt height, connectivity, fabric weight, permeability, color, and whether tension cables and ballast chains are needed.  DOT requirements can also vary from state to state.  If you can describe it or provide the specifications, we can build it quickly and economically.  The way the curtain will be used and where it will be used dictate what solution will work best to meet the project's needs.  TBC also offers a selection of standard models, including Type I, II, and III turbidity curtains.  Consult with one of our experts if you are unsure which silt curtain is best suited for your project.  

Below is a customized Type I silt curtain that was recently built with a permeable skirt and without a top tension cable or ballast chain.  These silt curtains were shipped to Georgia, so keep in mind that Texas Boom company serves customers all over North and South America.  

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Using Collapsible Bladder Tanks as Ballast

Bladder tanks are a great way to provide ballast for a wide range of applications.  These fabric tanks lay flat and can be rolled for storage and ease of transport.  By simply adding water, you can add weight quickly and easily.  Disposing of the weight for transport is as easy as dumping the water.  Safe, quick, and effective.  The fabric used to make the collapsible bladder tanks is durable, and is reinforced opposite the valves to avoid any issues with abrasion inside the tank during transport.  We use top quality Monsun valves on these tanks. 

A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.  These 25 gallon collapsible tanks weigh less than 5 pounds empty.  Filling these 25 gallon tanks to capacity provides over 200 pounds of ballast weight.   For outdoor applications, you can use a hose to bring the weight directly to your location, and the water can typically be dumped without needing to relocate the bladder.  For indoor applications, the bladder would need to be moved to a drain for emptying. 

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Texas Boom Company Joins SCAA

 

Texas Boom Company is proud to join many other leading companies and organizations involved in the spill response industry who are active participants in the Spil Control Association of America (SCAA).  We join this group as a means to further contribute with oil spill response, and TBC is eager to engage in the positive work of the SCAA.  As a manufacturer of oil spill containment boom and related products, our company is firmly entrenched in this important segment,  and we support the goals of this key trade organization.  

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Texas Boom Participating in No Spills 2019

Texas Boom Company is pleased to announce plans to participate in the 2019 No Spills Conference Jan 30 - Feb 1 in Traverse City, MI at the Park Place Hotel and Conference Center. We will host a vendor booth to display our products to government agencies and other future customers.The No-Spills Conference is a premier environmental and emergency response event focused on preventing and mitigating hazardous material spills into the Great Lakes and its tributaries. This year's event will be the 29th annual No-Spills Conference.  For more information on the conference, visit www.no-spills.org.  
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How to Connect Sections of Oil Containment Boom - Video

Most manufacturers of oil containment boom in the US utilize ASTM F962-94 aluminum connectors at both ends of the boom.  These universal Z connector bars allow sections of boom from any manufacturer to be used together to form longer sections of deployed containment boom.  In the event that the pin holes don't line up across boom makers, additional holes can quickly be drilled through the aluminum connector plates.  

 

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Being a Texas Boom Customer Puts You in Good Company

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.

 

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Floating Oil Boom

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.  

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Made in USA - Oil Containment Boom, Silt Curtains, Tanks, Berms

 

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.  

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Permeable Silt Curtain vs. Impermeable Silt Curtain

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.

 

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Five Primary Types of Oil Containment Boom

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

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Oil Containment Boom Overview

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.  

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Texas Boom - Legacy Product Name Guide

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.

Containment Boom:

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Texas Boom Exhibiting at Clean Gulf 2018 - Nov 14-15 in New Orleans

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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.  

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Texas Boom Launches All New Website

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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. 

 

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