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Turbidity Barriers & Silt Curtain

Made In the USA: Silt Barrier, Turbidity Curtain & Silt Curtain


turbidity barrier in stock Turbidity barriers, also known in the industry as floating curtains, silt barriers, or silt curtains, are floating barriers designed to contain and control the dispersion of floating silt or turbidity in water (how it works). GEI Works manufactures turbidity barriers for containing silt, including: Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Economy, Contractor, HD and Permeable barriers. Triton floating turbidity curtains are recommended stormwater BMPs and help keep construction sites in compliance by controlling silt and sediment in water and allowing it time to settle. Triton DOT Turbidity Curtains meet USDOT requirements and exceed minimum guidelines outlined in the Florida DOT Erosion and Sediment Control Design and Review Manual.

Triton Turbidity Curtains are available in standard and custom models for every water condition and project need. Contact a specialist to discuss your requirements. See comparison guide.

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USA MadeStandard Triton Turbidity Curtains

type 1 turbidity curtains Type 1 Silt Barrier
for Calm Water
type 2 turbidity curtain Type 2 Silt Barrier
for Moving Water
type 3 turbidity curtain
Type 3 Silt Barrier
for Fast Water

Specialty Silt Curtains

type 3 DOT curtain Permeable Silt Barriers
for high water flow areas.
barge dredging silt curtainDredging Curtains
for barge dredging
floating containment mat Floating Containment Mat
for bridge or overwater work

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Choosing Your Triton Turbidity Barrier

Choosing the right turbidity barrier or floating silt curtain for your location is highly dependent on several different site conditions. We urge customers to consider several factors and conditions, such as water flow/current speed, waves (height, frequency), wind (speed, direction), job type and duration to determine the right barrier. If you have any additional site-specific requirements, please let us know those conditions. To pick the correct barrier for your site, take a look at the chart below, or at our Triton Turbidity Curtain Comparison Guide (PDF).

CALM WATER CURTAINS

Type 1
Curtains
Type 1 Contractor 13 oz. PVC
4" Float


Calm, Still Water,
Water Flows 0 fps
Type 1 Economy 13 oz. PVC
6" or 8" Float
Type 1 DOT 18 oz. PVC
6" or 8" Float
Type 1 Geo Curtain 8 oz. Nonwoven Geo

MOVING WATER CURTAINS

Type 2
Curtains
Type 2 Contractor 13 oz. PVC
4" Float, Top Tension Cable
Moderate Winds,
Water Flow less than 1 knot,
Waves under 2'
Type 2 DOT 18 oz. PVC
6" or 8" Float, Top Tension Cable
Type 2 HD 22 oz. PVC
6", 8", 12" Float, Top Tension Cable
Type 2 Permeable 22 oz. PVC w/ Geotextile Panel,
6", 8", 12" Float, Top Tension Cable

FAST WATER CURTAINS

Standard & Custom Models Available

Type 3
Curtains
Type 3 DOT 18 oz. PVC w/ Geotextile Panel Moderate Winds,
Water Flow less
than 1.5 knots,
Waves under 2'
Type 3HD 22 oz. PVC
Dual Tension Cable
Type 3 Permeable 22 oz. PVC w/ Geotextile Panel, Dual Tension Cable


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Floating Turbidity Barrier Accessories:

turbidity barrier accessories


Learn more about Triton Turbidity Barriers

How does a Turbidity Curtain Work?

Any time you are performing construction in or around a water body, the chance of pollution and/or suspended solids is high. In order to help limit the spread of these solids, turbidity curtains are placed around work areas, job sites, and dredging locations. This is important because increased sediment or disruption of sediment in water blocks sunlight for plants and harms aquatic life. Once turbidity barriers are implemented, solids are given increased time to naturally settle back down to the bottom of the water. This improves settling times for solids and helps protect natural resources from pollution. We offer Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, and custom models of Triton Silt Curtains (sometimes called turbidity fences) to fit your jobsite and specific applications.

Did you know that turbidity barriers are an important erosion control product? Click here to view our infographic on the Five Ways to Control Erosion on Your Site.

silt barrier

Turbidity Curtain Advantages:

  • Helps Sites Avoids Fines and Project Shut Downs
  • Limits the Spread of Particles
  • Controls and Contains Suspended Solids
  • Increases Settling Times
  • Lowers TSS Levels for Solids
  • Controls Displaced Solids
  • Protects Natural Habitats or Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Turbidity Barrier Applications: Triton Floating Turbidity Curtains are designed to work in any location dealing with solids, particles, sediment or turbidity. Some of the most common locations include the following:

  • Dredging Operations
  • Marine Construction Jobs
  • Pile Cleaning and Extraction
  • Roadside Construction Work
  • Silt Containment Areas
  • Restoration Projects

GEI Works, formerly Granite Environmental, is committed to finding the right solution for your project. We work with customers to find the best curtain model for your location. We work closely with contractors, engineers, owners, regulators and citizen groups to provide comprehensive and state of the art erosion prevention and turbidity control solutions.


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Technical Resources for Silt and Turbidity Curtains


boom barriersTurbidity and Silt Curtains are an integral part of our erosion control equipment and product line. With the introduction of the Clean Water Act (1998) and subsequent NPDES phase II (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System), regulations have highlighted the importance of protecting our water resources from pollutants. When used correctly, these curtains can be an effective BMP (best management practice) for most job sites and project location.

Check out further regulatory and educational resources below. Our experienced staff and archive of knowledge are always available to our clients Let us help you make your project successful.

Further Resources

Custom Triton Turbidity Barrier Solutions:

Below ypiling protection systemou will find some of our custom turbidity curtains, including models to help with barge dredging, pilings and more.

Turbidity Barrier Installation

Other Resources

Please check out our other floating barriers Booms and Barriers Overview which showcases our complete water barrier variety including debris booms, turbidity barriers, water baffles, and more.

For more information, visit our blog posts on turbidity curtains:

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