OilFree Pads & Fabrics

OilFree has the most technically advanced and efficient products for immobilizing oil available anywhere. All products are infused with patented OilFree technology and are designed for specific oil remediation tasks. Request a Quote

OilFree Pads

OilFree has the most technically advanced and efficient products for immobilizing oil available anywhere. All products are infused with patented OilFree technology and are designed for specific oil remediation tasks. Every cleanup task from sheen to tarballs can be quickly and efficiently addressed using OilFree products. The use of these products will maximize response effectiveness, while drastically reducing material usage, water drag-out, waste generation and ultimately, environmental damage.

OilFree VersaMat

The OilFree VersaMat is used for light to medium oils. The large surface-contact area distinguishes it from other standard sweep or boom products. The contact area, covering 45.8 square feet and weighing only 2.8 pounds, offers the largest square footage per pound of any product available and has an oil capacity of up to 120 lbs.

The OilFree VersaMat is a 55 inch wide, 10 foot long specially treated interconnectable mat designed for rapid sorption of large amounts of spilled oil. Its 45.8 square foot contact area and weight of only 2.8 pounds gives the VersaMat the most area per pound of any product available and allows it to immediately absorb much more effectively than standard sweep/boom products. The 55 inch width of the VersaMat allows it to be effective in water currents as fast as 9 feet per second.

Benefits

  • VersaMat instantly attaches to oil
  • Prevents weathering and separation on contact
  • VersaMat is triboelectrically inactive and will not generate static charge
  • Environmentally safe
  • Minimizes waste generation
  • Easily incineratable

Technical Data

  • Size: 55 in. x 10 ft.
  • Configuration: Absorbent Mat on Rope with Connectors at Each End
  • Contact Area: 45.8 ft²
  • Weight: 2.8 lbs.
  • Oil Capacity: 60-120 lbs.

Materials Absorbed

  • Diesel Fuel
  • Kerosene
  • Gasoline
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Organic Solvents
  • Oil API 10-45
  • Crude Oil
  • Animal Fats & Oils

Usage Directions

  1. Connect multiple 10 ft. sections together to span the area by overlapping the ends and connecting the snap hooks provided to the grommet holes at each end
  2. Use as a boom or a sweep for bulk absorption of oil
  3. Place or drag OilFree VersaMat over contaminated surfaces
  4. Allow oil to absorb into the VersaMat
  5. Remove and replace VersaMat when it is fully saturated

Sweep Method

  1. Anchor one end of the VersaMat and with the other end sweep across the contaminated water surface to remove oil deposits
  2. Attach one end of VersaMat to a stationary point on land, buoy, or other boat
  3. Attach free end of VersaMat to another boat
  4. Allow VersaMat to span the distance between the two boats

Cleaning Rivers and Streams

  1. Deploy across the body of water by anchoring each end of the VersaMat on the shore.
  2. Allow contaminated water to pass under the VersaMat
  3. Remove and replace the VersaMat when it has become saturated with oil

OilFree SheenClean

OilFree SheenClean is a super buoyant oil-and-sheen boom designed specifically for the removal of sheen from water. It has five times the surface area of conventional booms, with only one-tenth the weight. Its high buoyancy and inability to absorb water, its maximum exposure to surface films eliminate water drag-out reducing waste disposal costs. The OilFree SheenClean has been designed to remove and contain oil sheen from all water surfaces. Its super buoyant material design allows it to perpetually reside on top of the water where sheen forms, and its patented coating allows it to stay effective forever and never get wet. OilFree SheenClean is the lightest sheen and oil scavenger (only 1 lb. Per 10 feet) which delivers the greatest effective contact area and permits easy deployment, retrieval and versatility.

Benefits

  • Instantly attaches to oil
  • Virtually zero water dragout reducing waste generation
  • Prevents weathering and separation on contact
  • Oilfree SheenClean triboelectrically inactive and will not generate static charge
  • Environmentally safe

Usage Directions - Cleaning Rivers and Streams

  1. Connect multiple 10 foot sections together to span the area by overlapping the ends and connecting the snap hooks provided to the grommet holes at each end
  2. Deploy across the body of water by anchoring the OilFree SheenClean at each end of the shore
  3. Allow contaminated water to pass under the OilFree SheenClean
  4. Remove and replace the OilFree SheenClean when it has become saturated with oil

Cleaning Marsh/Wetlands

OilFree SheenClean is very light and can easily be used to manually drag across contaminated shallow water areas by two spill responders to remove sheen and surface films.

Spill Response Vehicles

OilFree SheenClean can be deployed behind boats that have been involved in spill cleanup that have their hulls contaminated with oil to protect harbor areas as they return for decontamination.