ROC Barrier

ROC Barrier


The ROC Barrier is the world’s fastest response system designed to contain spilled oil in open waters. With its innovative technology, the ROC Barrier uses a combination of proprietary high-extension sorbent barrier, along with patent-pending, extremely compact and easy-to-use deployment system to ensure the rapid response and containment of oil spills unlike anything used in the marketplace today.

The ROC Barrier is a deployable buoy with 1,000 ft of sorbent barrier inside. The film laminate, a patent-pending product used in the ROC Barrier is an oilophilic (oil attracting) oilefin-type substrate similar to polyethylene film. It has thickness of just .0005 inches. This laminate film is capable of adsorbing the spilled oil it is intended to contain. With its compact size of less than 10 lbs in weight and dimensions of 22″L x 8″ W x 8″ H, it is small enough to store any where and easily access.

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The film laminate is tossed from the back of any small watercraft at speeds in excess of 30 miles per hour creating a barrier around the forming oil slick or spill. As the film laminate lands in the water, the friction of the water holds it in place. While the watercraft circles the perimeter of the oil spill, the film laminate continuously streams from the dispenser to immediately start adsorbing the oil, pulling 47.3 – 125.7 times its weight. As the pockets of the film laminate fill, it creates even more buoyancy, which is crucial in rough water. Final remediation is done using existing remediation methods.

Available as:

Part #ROC 1000 – ROC Rapid Oil Containment Barrier & Dispenser, 1000′