ASTM F2683 - 11(2017)

    Standard Guide for Selection of Booms for Oil-Spill Response

    Active Standard ASTM F2683 | Developed by Subcommittee: F20.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.08


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This guide is intended to aid in the selection of oil spill containment boom for various response conditions. It is not intended to define rigid sets of boom selection standards.

    3.2 This guide is intended to be used by persons generally familiar with the practical aspects of oil spill cleanup operations including on-scene response coordinators, planners, oil spill management teams, oil spill removal organizations, and plan evaluators.

    3.3 Minimum requirements for boom dimensions, buoyancy, and tensile strength are specified in Guide F1523/F1523M. This guide provides additional qualitative information to aid in boom selection.

    3.4 Seven general types of boom systems are described in this standard. Each description includes a summary of the operating principle and a list of selection considerations.

    3.5 Definitions relating to boom design, boom types, boom components, boom characteristics, and boom performance can be found in Terminology F818.

    3.6 Selection considerations are included to help the user on the selection of a particular boom type or category. Users are cautioned that within each category there may be a wide variation in performance among the various booms.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers the selection of boom for the containment and recovery of marine oil spills.

    1.2 This guide does not address the compatibility of spill-control equipment with spill products. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that any equipment selected is compatible with anticipated products and conditions.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F818 Terminology Relating to Spill Response Booms and Barriers

    F1093 Test Methods for Tensile Strength Characteristics of Oil Spill Response Boom


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.020.40 (Pollution, pollution control and conservation)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 76131700(Oil spill cleanup)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2683-11R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2683-11(2017), Standard Guide for Selection of Booms for Oil-Spill Response, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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