Triton Turbidity CurtainType 1 Turbidity Curtains

Turbidity Control in Calm Water Applications

turbidity curtainsTriton's Type 1 Turbidity Curtains are economical floating containment barriers used for silt and turbidity control in calm water locations. Available in a variety of models, including Contractor, Economy (13 oz.) and DOT (18 oz.), our type 1 curtains help to protect aquatic life and shorelines during marine work and repair.

Note: Type 1 models are specifically designed for calm water areas where currents, waves and tides are not present. For more rigorous conditions, consider Type 2 or Type 3 Turbidity Curtain.

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

Type 1 Turbidity Curtain Detail and Specifications

Type Type 1 Contractor Type 1 Economy Type 1 DOT Geo Curtain
Fabric 13 oz. PVC (PDF) 13 oz. PVC (PDF) 18 oz. PVC (PDF) 8 oz. Geotextile (PDF)
Ballast Chain 3/16" 3/16" 1/4" 5/16"
Float Size 4" 6" or 8" 6" or 8" 4" (<5')
6" (5'-10')
Section Size 25', 50' or 100' 50' or 100' 50' or 100' 50'
Depth 3'-10' 3'-20' 3'-20' 3'-10'
Uses Short term projects in shallow areas Short term calm water areas with extended depths. Longer term calm water projects, road side projects, or projects that require DOT spec. Short term projects in shallow areas

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

Typical Components

  • Top Square Single-Cell Flotation
  • Impermeable PVC Fabric
  • Bottom Ballast Chain
  • Grommet Section Connectors


  • Road Side Ditches, Canals, and Swales
  • Marine Construction Jobs
  • Dock Containment
  • Calm Water Construction Sites
  • Roadside Swales
  • Small Ponds and Lakes

Choosing a Calm Water Curtain

type 1 curtainsChoosing the right calm water curtain will depend on several factors including the following:

  • Project Duration
  • Amount of Suspended Solids
  • Location (DOT or non DOT site)

For short term projects, the Type 1 Economy or the Type 1 Mini is often the most economical solution. These curtains feature a 13 oz. fabric and are connected via grommet connectors. Locations with DOT requirements or long term control will often require the Type 1 DOT. The DOT curtain uses an 18 oz. material for higher strength and containment.

Moving Water Conditions

Need turbidity control in moving water conditions? Check out our Type 2 or Type 3 Turbidity Curtains. These barriers are specifically designed for turbidity control in moving water conditions up to 1.5 knots and waves up to 3 ft. Depending on your location, additional components such as tension cables, bottom ballast chains and high strength fabric may be included to help keep your barrier in place.

Custom Jobs

Realizing that locations often require site-specific designs and curtain construction, we also frequently manufacture our curtains to custom designs. Just send us your spec sheet and we will work with our team to build a curtain that matches your application.

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