Type II Silt Barrier | Moving Water Turbidity Curtains

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Type 2 Turbidity Curtain for Moving Water USA Made


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Triton Type II Silt Barriers, as seen in Erosion Control Magazine, are floating turbidity barriers designed specifically for areas with moving water, currents, waves or tides. Manufactured in the USA with high quality reliable components, Triton type 2 silt curtains contain turbidity and displaced particles in a designated area. Triton Type 2 turbidity barriers are recommended for use in water locations with waves up to two feet (2'), moderate wind, and currents up to 1 knot.

Type 2 Silt Barrier Applications:

  • Dredging Projects
  • Pile Driving
  • Shoreline Construction
  • Boat Ramp Creation
  • DOT Roadwork and Construction Projects
  • Dock Repair, Demolition and Maintenance
  • Rip Rap Installation
  • Remediation Projects

Triton Type 2 Turbidity Curtain Specifications

Product
Type 2
Contractor
Type 2
DOT
Type 2
Heavy Duty
Type 2
HD Permeable
Flyers and Drawings (PDF)

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Product Flyer

type 2 hd turbidity curtain drawing

Product Flyer

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Drawing
Fabric
Fabric
13 oz. PVC
18 oz. PVC
22 oz. PVC
22 oz. PVC
Permeable Fabric
N/A
N/A
N/A
Monofilament Fabric
Design
Flotation
4" Float
6" or 8" Float
6", 8", or 12" Float
6", 8", or 12" Float
Standard Length
50' or 100'
50' or 100'
50' or 100'
50' or 100'
Depth
3' to 10'
3' to 20'
3' to 100'
3' to 100'
Components
Top Connector
Top Plate
Top Plate
Universal Bulk Connectors
Universal Bulk Connectors
Skirt Connector
Grommets
Grommets
Grommets
Grommets
Bottom Connector
Bottom Corner Plates
Bottom Corner Plates
Bottom Corner Plates
Bottom Corner Plates
Tension Cable
1/4" Cable
5/16" Cable
5/16" Cable
5/16" Cable
Bottom
Chain
1/4" Steel Ballast Chain
5/16" Steel Ballast Chain
5/16" Steel Ballast Chain
5/16" Steel Ballast Chain
METRIC CONVERSION

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Additional Type 2 Silt Curtain Information
Product Comparison
Installation
Additional Options
All curtains have an 8" float option, Stainless Steel Components, Alternative Fabrics, Additional Fittings and Zinc Anode Additions are available for extended use or demanding locations

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Type II Silt Barrier Accessories:

marine buoy accessories

Anchor Kits: Anchoring is crucial for the success of your project. Without proper anchoring your Type 2 Turbidity Barrier WILL fail.
Buoys and Marker Lights:Buoys and Marker Lights are used for demarcation and will help you in compliance.
Tow Bridles Tow Bridles help distribute weight and prevent damage during deployment and adjustment.

Accessories are an important component to the installation of any silt curtain or barrier. Click the link above to learn more about these type II silt curtain accesories, their specs, and uses.

Importance of Turbidity Curtain Anchoring: Anchoring and anchor kits are one of the most important accessories for floating turbidity curtains in sites dealing with moving currents, waves, tides or other site factors. Having the right anchor pattern, installation design and anchors can significantly influence, reduce and redistribute loads placed on your barrier and increase curtain life span. Contact our technical team (+1 772.646.0597) for more information regarding anchor placement and use.

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Choosing a Triton USA Made Floating Turbidity Curtain

Type 2 silt barriers are typically separated into two models: Contractor and Heavy Duty Curtains.

Triton Type 2 Contractor Turbidity Barriers USA Made
Contractor
Type 2
type 2 turbidity curtain
Perfect for short term projects and quick containment in moving water. (13 oz. PVC)
DOT
Type 2
type 2 turbidity curtain
A favorite for DOT sites, roads, and areas around DOT projects. (18 oz. PVC)
Triton Type 2 Heavy Duty (HD) Turbidity Barriers USA Made
Heavy Duty
Type 2
type 2 hd turbidity curtain drawing
Designed for long term projects in moving water areas. Great for higher currents, areas with waves, or long term dredging projects. (22 oz. PVC)
HD Permeable Type 2
permeable silt curtain
Used in areas with high flows or pressure concerns. Filter fabric reduces pressure by allowing water to filter and flow through the barrier. (22 oz. PVC and Monofilament Filter Fabric)

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Turbidity Curtains and Salt Water type 3 DOT curtainConsiderations

When using the Triton type 2 silt barrier in salt water applicaitons, careful consideration should be given to the tension cables and connectors. The following component adjustments are recommended for any location with salt water:

  • Stainless Steel Cable
  • Zinc Anode Connectors

For short term projects, galvanized components can be used for a period of up to 12 months.

Fabric Considerations

Alternative fabrics are also available for extended deployment in areas with high pH levels, high temperatures, low temperatures or in areas where chemicals are present.

DOT vs. Heavy Duty (HD) Silt Curtains

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Type 2 HD Turbidity Curtains

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The main difference between the contractor/DOT silt curtains and the HD models are in terms of the fabric and section connectors. Contractor Silt Barriers feature a top connector plate, while HD models feature a full slide connector between each section. Depending on how much stress is placed on the curtain, different options may be better than others for your location.

Load Carrying Components:

  • Base Fabric
  • Top Tension Cable
  • Universal Connector or Steel Plate
  • Bottom Stress Plate
  • Bottom Ballast Chain

Anchor points and anchor methods can also play a factor in determining where the load is placed on your barrier. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your site conditions andgeotextile silt curtain requirements.

When to use a Permeable Silt Curtain?

Permeable type 2 turbidity curtains are most commonly used when they are specified in a site project or when the curtain will be dealing with a significant amount of water pressure. The bottom filter panel will help reduce pressure on the curtain by allowing water to continue to the flow the curtain.

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Turbidity Curtains and Water Conditions

How a Turbidity Curtain Works: The main function of a silt screen or turbidity barrier is to control the dispersion of suspended silt and to improve settling times (Stokes Law). During a construction project, silt and other materials often become suspended in the water area. Silt curtains are placed within the water to create a confined zone for the contained materials. These contained areas allow marine contractors to stay within Federal and State Clean Water Act and NPDES Phase II regulations. In turn, this helps sites to avoid fines and allows projects to be completed on time.

Please note, turbidity curtains are designed to act as a temporary area that increases the amount of time solids have to settle back down to the bottom of the area. They will not act as dams or walls.

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Water Conditions, Factors and Considerations

Consideration of site and water conditions is an important step for any location looking to control silt in a moving water body. Due to the current and waves in these areas, additional pressure is placed on the barrier during use. In order to accommodate and contain silt in these conditions, while chosing which floating silt barrier to use it is important to consider the following:triton turbidity curtain

  • Water Velocity
  • Wave Height and Frequency
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Tides
  • Soil Type
  • Project Duration

Knowing these elements can help determine the right anchoring strategy, curtain model and deployment method.

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GEI Works, Inc. is dedicated to developing innovative turbidity curtain solutions that provide superior performance and achieve the desired results for our customers. We work closely with our client team to design a deployment layout that takes into consideration all of your project requirements including water conditions, project progress, budget and water quality goals.

Our goal is to work with our clients to develop the best solution for their specific project and help them come in under budget and on time.

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