Triton Turbidity Curtain Moving Water Silt Curtains turbidity curtain manufactured in the USA

Type 2 Silt and Turbidity Curtains

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

Standard Features

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

Type 2 Turbidity Curtain Comparison

Type Type 2 Contractor Type 2 DOT Triton Type 2 HD Triton Type 2 Permeable
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
Drawing Type 2 Contractor Type 2 DOT Triton Type 2 HD Triton Type 2 Permeable

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

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Standard Componentsfloating silt curtain

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

Choosing a Type 2 Curtain

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