Securing the oil tightness of the boom configuration during the change in water levels.
Tidal compensators are anchoring devices that allow containment
booms to float with the changing water levels and prevent the oil from bypassing the booms.
The system comprises a rail (permanently fixed to the wharf) made of stainless or hot dip galvanized steel and a slide (connected to the boom) made of stainless steel or aluminium and fitted with plastic rollers.
The size and the type of connector of the slide is adapted to the boom to be connected. Rails length is selected to allow for any height variations between the high and low water in the area.