Type III Silt Barrier | Floating Turbidity Curtain For Rough Water Conditions

Triton LogoType III Silt Curtains

Type 3 Turbidity Curtain for Fast Water USA Made

triton turbidity curtainTriton Type 3 Silt Curtains are the strongest available floating barrier for silt and turbidity control. Designed for fast water, waves or demanding conditions, these type 3 turbidity curtains add increased strength to any containment or control area. Type 3 turbidity barriers are recommended for use in areas with flows up to 1.5 knots. All Triton type 3 silt barriers are made in the USA.


  • Inter-Coastal Projects
  • Dredging Sites
  • Remediation Projects
  • Long Term Projects
  • Fast Moving Water
  • Projects in Bays and Harbors
  • Areas Severely Affected by Wind or Waves

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Triton Type 3 Silt Curtain Specifications for Fast Water

Product Type 3 DOT Type 3 Heavy Duty Type 3 HD Permeable
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Fabric 18 oz. PVC Fabric 22 oz. PVC Fabric 22 oz. PVC
Permeable Fabric Monofilament Fabric n/a Monofilament Fabric

6" or 8" Float

12" Float 12" Float
Standard Length 50' or 100' 50' or 100' 50' or 100'
Draft 3' to 20' 3' to 100' 3' to 100'
Top Connector Steel Plate Universal Bulk Connectors Universal Bulk Connectors
Skirt Connectors Grommets Grommets Grommets
Bottom Connectors Steel Stress Plates Steel Stress Plates Steel Stress Plates
Chain/ Low Tension Cable
5/16" Steel Ballast Chain 3/8" Steel Ballast Chain 3/8" Steel Ballast Chain
Tension Cables  5/16" Tension Cables  5/16" Dual Tension Cables  5/16" Dual Tension Cables

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Additional Information
Installation Contractor Curtain Installation (pdf)
Heavy Duty Curtain Installation (pdf)
Additional Options Stainless Steel Components, Alternative Fabrics, Additional Fittings and Zinc Anode Additions are available for extended use or demanding locations

Load Carrying Components for the Type III Silt Barrier

Below you will find typical Type III Silt Barrier silt curtainscomponents. Please note that additional or custom materials and fabrics can be used to meet your site specific requirements.

  • Base Fabric
  • Dual Center Tension Cables
  • Section Connectors
  • Galvanized Steel Chain

Choosing a Triton Type 3 Silt Curtain

Which type of Turbidity Curtain do you need? Choosing a type 3 turbidity barrier is dependent on many different factors including how fast the water is moving, how much silt/turbidity is in the area, and the duration of your project.

TRITON Type 3 DOT Contractor Models
Triton DOT
Type 3
type 3 turbidity curtain
A favorite for DOT sites, roads, and areas around DOT projects. (18 oz. PVC with a Filter Panel)
TRITON Type 3 Heavy Duty (HD) Curtain Models
Triton Heavy Duty
Type 3
type 3 turbidity curtain
One of the strongest curtains available. These models are great for any location with a higher current, frequent waves, or high winds.
(22 oz. PVC with Dual Tension Cables)
Triton Heavy Duty
Permeable Type 3
permeable silt curtain
Permeable curtains are used in areas dealing with higher pressure or currents. Filter fabrics help to alleviate pressure by allowing water to flow and filter through the curtain.
(22 oz. PVC and 8 oz. Monofilament Filter Fabric)

Type 3 Turbidity Barrier Accessories:

Anchor Kits: floating turbidity curtainAnchoring impacts the success of your project. Without proper anchoring your Type III Silt Barrier WILL fail.

Marker Lights and Buoys: Buoys and Marker Lights are used for demarcation and will help you stay 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 III Turbidity Curtain accessories, their specs, and uses.

Importance of Anchoring: Anchoring and anchor kits are one of the most important accessories for 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. Contact our technical team (+1 772.646.0597) for more information regarding anchor placement and use with your type III silt barrier.

Fabric and Component Considerations for Turbidity Barriers in Salt Water

SALT WATER: When using a Triton fast water silt curtain type 3 turbidity barrier in salt water, special consideration should be given to the tension cables and connectors. Standard type 3 silt barriers come with galvanized steel components; however we recommend stainless steel or zinc anode salt water or corrosive environments. These additions help prevent corrosion and increase the life span and performance of your barrier.

SALT WATER and SHORT TERM PROJECTS: If your project is short term, standard galvanized cables and components can be used for a period up to 12 months. Contact our team for more information regarding salt water options.

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

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If you have questions about type II silt barriers, or any other heavy duty turbidity curtains, give us a call at +1-772-646-0597 or submit your specs.

Additional Features for Triton Turbidity Curtains:

  • Barrier Colors: High Visibility Safety Yellow
  • Curtain Skirt: The curtain skirt is ballasted to hang vertical in the water by a minimum ballast chain weighing 1.5 lbs. per foot.
  • Section Connectors: Section connectors will feature either a universal bulk connectors or a top tension plate. Universal connectors are ideal for type III silt barriers in areas with high flows and pressure.
  • Furling/Reefing Lines: When equipped with furling lines, these turbidity barriers can be used for multiple deployments.

GEI Works is dedicated to developing innovative floating turbidity curtain solutions that provide superior performance and achieve the desired results for our customers.

Water Conditions and Site Considerations

In order to provide an accurate assessment for our clients, and to ensure all factors are considered in your type III silt barrier selection process, the following information is critical to consider when purchasing type 3 turbidity barriers:

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  • Site Conditions
  • Water Velocity
  • Waves
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Tides
  • Soil Type
  • Project Duration
  • Site Specific Requirements and project specifications

Knowing these conditions can help us determine the best anchoring process and/or curtain model to use for your area.

Environmental Remediation Projects 

In addition, if the project involves environmental remediation, such as PCB (heavy metals) removal or brownfields (coal tar) related removal, we may require a site survey/walk to get a good understanding of the site specific requirements. 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.

Silt Curtains help keep sites in compliance with NPDES, the Clean Water Act, and other marine based activities where protecting the environment is key.

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Request a Quote

If you have questions about type II silt barriers, or any other heavy duty turbidity curtains, give us a call at +1-772-646-0597 or request a price quote.