Type 1 Silt Curtains
Type 1 Turbidity Barrier for Calm Water Areas
The Triton Type 1 silt barrier is specifically designed to contain sediment effectively in calm water areas such as swales, ditches, canals, small ponds, lakes, and harbors. GEI Works' Type 1 Turbidity Barriers are made in the USA and available at a low cost. Short term temporary barriers, and long term models are available. These silt barriers surround projects to increase settling times and prevent spreading of materials.
Choosing a Triton Type 1 Silt Barrier Model
Choosing the right type 1 turbidity barrier model for your location is dependent on your location and the type of conditions placed on the curtain. The chart below explains some of the most common uses for each of our type 1 turbidity curtain models.
Triton Type 1 Silt Curtain Specifications
|Product||Type 1 Contractor||Type 1 Economy||Type 1 DOT||Type 1 Geo|
|Flyers & Drawings||Product Flyer||Product Flyer||Product Flyer||Product Drawing|
|Fabric||13 oz. PVC||13 oz. PVC||18 oz. PVC||8 oz. Nonwoven Geo|
|Flotation||4 in. Float||6 or 8 in. Float||6 or 8 in. Float||4 or 6 in. Float|
|Standard Length||25, 50 or 100 ft.||50 or 100 ft.||50 or 100 ft.||50 or 100 ft.|
|Bottom Ballast Chain||3/16 in. Ballast Chain||3/16 in. Ballast Chain||1/4 in. Ballast Chain||5/16 in. Ballast Chain|
All curtains have an 8" Float Option, Stainless Steel Components, Alternative Fabrics, Additional Fittings, and Zinc Anode Additions are available for extended use.
Type 1 Silt Barrier Uses and Applications
Calm waters with short term requirements and low silt levels. (Features a 4" float).
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Perfect for areas with calm water and short term requirements. (Features a 6" or 8" float)
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DOT projects, calm water areas, or longer term silt control projects.
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Silt Curtain Applications:
- Marine Construction Sites
- DOT Road Repair
- Small Pond or Lake Work Activities
- Marinas or Harbors
- Calm Water Silt and Turbidity Control
- Silt Screens for Small Construction Areas
Type 1 Turbidity Curtain Accessories:
Anchor Kits: Anchoring is important to your project's success. Without proper anchoring, your Type 1 Silt Barrier WILL fail.
Tow Bridles: Tow Bridles help distribute weight and prevent damage during deployment and adjustment.
Alternative Silt Barrier Models
Permeable Type 1 silt curtains are also available for areas that required constant filtration of silt and sediment. Geo Curtains (shown right) are made entirely of 8 oz. nonwoven fabric and are almost always used in short term applications.
Silt Barrier Advantages:
- Economical Silt Control
- Easy to Connect and Install
- Helps Keep Sites in Compliance
- Often in Stock
- Effective Control in Shallow or Slow Moving Areas
Load Carrying Components
Since Type 1 turbidity curtain models are designed specifically for calm water areas, the load carrying components for the curtain will typically be the base fabric (13 oz. or 18 oz. PVC) and the bottom ballast chain (3/16"). If you are dealing with an area that has currents, waves, tides, or flows, please check out our Moving Water Type 2 Turbidity Barriers, and Fast Water Type 3 Silt Curtains.
Other Turbidity Barriers
- Turbidity Curtains - Frequently Asked Questions
- Staked Silt Barrier
- Dredging Barrier
- Silt Curtain Variety
- Color Options
- Turbidity Curtain Applications
Other Filtering Devices
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