Triton Turbidity CurtainType 2 Silt Curtains

Floating Barriers for Moving Water Conditions

floating turbidity barriersTriton Type 2 Floating Turbidity Curtain is a contractor favorite for silt and turbidity control in moving water conditions. Our floating turbidity barriers have helped to control dispersed materials in rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, and roadside water bodies. Standard design of the turbidity curtain uses between 13 oz. and 22 oz. PVC material, bottom ballast chain, and robust section connectors. Working to match different sites, the Type 2 turbidity curtain is available in both permeable and impermeable models.

Questions about type 2 silt curtains? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Type 2 Turbidity Curtain Comparison

Type Triton Type 2 Contractor Triton Type 2 DOT Triton Type 2 HD Triton Type 2 Permeable
Drawing Type 2 Contractor Drawing Type 2 DOT Drawing Type 2 HD Drawing Type 2 Permeable Drawing
Fabric 13 oz. PVC 18 oz. PVC 22 oz. PVC 22 oz. PVC w/
6 oz. Monofilament
Filter Fabric
Permeable No No No Yes
Float Size 4" (<5' D)
6" (5'-10' D)
6" (<10' D)
8" (10'-20' D)
6" (<10' D)
8" (10'-20' D)
12" (>20' + D)
6" (<10' D)
8" (10'-20' D)
12" (>20' + D)
Connector #4 Grommets
/w Galvanized Top Stress Plate
#4 Grommets
/w Galvanized Top Stress Plate
Universal Bulk Connector
/w #4 Grommets
Universal Bulk Connector
/w #4 Grommets
Tension Cable 1/4" Cable
Above the Float
5/16" Cable
Above the Float
5/16" Cable
Below the Float
5/16" Cable
Below the Float
Ballast Chain 1/4" 5/16" 5/16" 5/16"
Section Size 50' or 100' 50' or 100' 50' or 100' 50' or 100'
Depth 5' standard
3'-10' available
5' standard
3'-20' available
5' standard
3'-100' available
5' standard
3'-100' available

Floating Boom Accessories: Tow Bridles, Anchoring Kits (anchor, buoy, painter line), Reefing Lines, Floating Marker Lights

Standard Components


  • Top Flotation
  • Bottom Ballast Chain
  • Tension Cable
  • Sections: 50' or 100'
  • Depths: 3' to 100'
    (Standard 5' Depth)
  • Options:
    • Impermeable
    • Permeable

Turbidity Curtain Applications


  • Moving Rivers and Lakes
  • Dredging Operations
  • Shoreline Protection
  • Tidal Areas
  • Intercoastal Waterways
  • Marine Construction
  • Boat Ramps Installation/Removal
  • DOT Projects
  • Piling Removal
  • Demolition Jobs

Choosing Type 2 Silt Curtains

silt curtainsChoosing the right Type 2 Silt Curtain for your location will depend on several factors including your flow rate, wave frequency and winds. Type 2 Economy and DOT curtains are typically our contractor grade barriers and are designed for short term applications that involve moving water conditions. For long term projects or conditions that require extended protection, Type 2 HD and Type 2 HD Permeable Curtains are a significantly stronger option. These curtains are higher in strength, making them better equipped for stronger curtains or longer term project.

Considerations
Any time you are considering a curtain for an area with moving elements, there are a couple of elements that should be taken into consideration. The three most important conditions to consider include the following:

  • Wind: How fast and in what direction?
  • Waves: How tall and how frequently?
  • Current: How fast?

Calm Water Conditions
Since not all water locations feature the same level of water conditions, Solhutec, a division of GEI Works manufactures turbidity curtains in a Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3. The Type 1 Floating Turbidity Curtain is used in calm water locations where there is minimal currents, wave action or tides. Type 3 models are similar to the Type 2, but add an additional tension cable for higher flows and ocean waves.

Custom Jobs
Turbidity curtains can also be custom manufactured to meet the exact specifications and requirements of your job. If you are working off of a drawing or spec sheet, please send it through to us and we will work to custom manufacture the curtain for your job.


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