Triton Turbidity Curtain Fast Water Silt Curtain turbidity curtain manufactured in the USA

Type 3 Silt & Turbidity Curtains for Rough Conditions

Solhutec, a division of GEI Works's Type 3 Silt Curtain is one of the strongest available barriers for controlling silt, turbidity and suspended solids in a moving water location. Often used in locations with tough or demanding water conditions, these curtains are commonly used in applications with high currents, demanding silt containment jobs, or tidal influences. The Type 3 barrier is similar in both design and style to the Type 2, but will include additional tension cable components to help with demanding locations. Type 3 floating curtains are available in both permeable and impermeable models. Product Comparison


Typical Applications:silt boom

  • Open Water Locations
  • Demanding Control Jobs
  • High Currents in Rivers
  • Great Lakes
  • Tidal Areas
  • Bays and Harbors
  • Bridge Construction
  • Demolition or Dredging Jobs

Type 3 Floating Turbidity Curtain Comparison

Type Type 3 DOT Triton Type 3 HD Triton Type 3 Permeable
Fabric 18 oz. PVC w/
6 oz. Monofilament Filter Fabric
22 oz. PVC 22 oz. PVC w/
6 oz. Monofilament
Filter Fabric
Permeable Yes No Yes
Float Size 6" (<10')
8" (>10 - 20')
12" 12" (>10')
Connector #4 Grommets w/Galvanized Top Plate Universal Bulk Connector w/ #4 Grommets Universal Bulk Connector w/ #4 Grommets
Tension Cable 5/16" Cable Above the Float 5/16" Dual Cables Below the Float 5/16" Dual Cables Below the Float
Ballast Chain 5/16" 5/16" 5/16"
Section Size 50' or 100' 50' or 100' 50' or 100'
Depth 5' standard,
3'-20' available
5' standard,
3'-100' available
5' standard,
3'-100' available


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Typical Components:

  • Top Grade Flotationsilt curtain
  • Bottom Ballast Chain
  • Tension Cables
  • Fabric: Impermeable PVC (22 oz.)
  • Sections: 50' or 100'
  • Depths: 3' to 100'
    (Standard 5' Depth)
  • Options:
    • Impermeable Model
    • Permeable Model

Choosing a Type 3 Silt Curtain

Any time you are considering a Type 3 Silt Curtain, the first factors you will need to address are your water conditions. Type 3 Curtains are typically our highest strength barrier and are most commonly used for demanding projects or water conditions. When considering the right barrier for your site, please note the current speed, waves (height and frequency), and wind (speed and direction). Knowing these factors can help you determine which Type 3 curtain you require, how to anchor, and how long the barrier would need to be in the water.

A Floating Silt Curtain for Every Location

Working to keep sites in compliance in both calm water and moving water areas, Solhutec, a division of GEI Works's Turbidity Curtain product line features a range of options for both calm and medium water conditions. Type 1 Turbidity Curtains (including both Economy and DOT models) are perfect for calm water locations where there is limited flow and no waves. Type 2 Turbidity Curtains (featuring Standard DOT and Impermeable models) are frequently used for a majority of moving water projects.


Custom Jobs

As a manufacturer of flexible products and materials, turbidity curtains can also be custom manufactured to the exact specifications, fabrics and requirements of your location. If you are working off of silt curtain details, drawings or site specifications, please do not hesitate to send them through to info@geiworks.com for further review and pricing.


Questions? We can help! Call our team at +1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.