Waste Water CapturE and Spill Containment
What is Vacu-Boom?
An innovative and practical waste water capture system to prevent run-off from
washing operations indoors and outdoors.
A highly effective spill containment system for many hazardous materials.
The Vacu-Boom system is engineered to be used in a wide variety of industrial
and commercial applications where chemicals and fluid waste must be contained
and/or captured and removed from the site.
The Vacu-Boom is a hollow, flexible tube five inches in diameter that is placed
directly on a hard surface to form a downslope side dam or to completely
encircle the wash or containment area. The boom has a C shaped cross section
with the open side down. There are small liquid inlet openings on the water
side of the boom at the bottom edge. During use, the boom is connected by a 25
ft. vacuum hose to the portable wet vacuum recovery unit.
How does Vacu-Boom work?
When the wet vac system is turned on, the Vacu-Boom tightly seals itself to the
surface like a giant suction cup, to form an impervious liquid barrier.
Simultaneously, the waste water or other liquid is extracted into the boom and
travels with the airflow through the boom and vacuum hose into the sump of the
vacuum unit. The vacuum unit is equipped with an automatic pump out system
which discharges water through a discharge hose into a holding tank, filter
unit or sanitary sewer.
When containing highly toxic materials or flammable liquids that should not be
drawn into the vacuum unit, the vacuum is used only to create a tight seal
between the boom and the surface. The liquid is not extracted through the boom
Where can Vacu-Boom be used?
- Outdoor vehicle or equipment washing
- In-plant equipment washing
- Emergency storm water containment
- Boats and ships - to prevent deck run-off
- Marinas - to prevent contamination from run-off
- Parking lot or sidewalk washing - to capture dirty water run-off
- Emergency hazardous liquid spill containment
- Airports - to capture run-off from aircraft washing
What are some of the features of Vacu-Boom?
Can be used on any hard surface such as concrete, asphalt, wood and steel.
Fast set up and take down - less than 5 minutes for one person.
Simultaneously captures and extracts liquids for waste water and many liquid
Captures and contains concentrated flammables or hazardous liquids without
Materials used in Vacu-Boom do not absorb liquids and contaminants. Can be
rinsed off easily after use.
Easy to store and transport. Vacu-Boom breaks down into 5 ft. long sections.
High degree of tolerance for acids, caustics and petro chemicals.
Can Vacu-Boom be used in my environment?
Many questions that you may have about using the Vacu-Boom equipment have
already been answered for our customers. Reading the FAQs (Frequently Asked
Questions) about Vacu-Boom will help you understand how you can use Vacu-Boom
productively in your environment. This information can be found at http://www.vacuboom.com
What is included in a complete Vacu-Boom system?
Vacu-Boom (see information on sizes and configurations in description above).
25 ft. long 2" vac hose with Cam-Lever quick coupler.
Heavy duty portable wet vac.
Automatic pump-out system (inside the wet vac).
25 ft. long 1 1/2" discharge hose with Cam-Lever quick coupler.
Vacu-Booms can be assembled into a variety of configurations. The basic element
of a boom is a 5 foot long section. The sections are joined together by devices
called clips to form various lengths and shapes. Special fittings called end
caps are used as end closures and vac hose connection points. Other fittings
called center taps and square corners are available for certain configurations.