Triton Turbidity Curtain Calm Water Turbidity CurtainsTurbidity curtains manufactured in the USA

Type 1 Silt & Turbidity Curtains


Triton's Type 1 Silt Curtain is an economical floating containment barrier used control silt and turbidity displacement in calm water locations. Available in a variety of models, including Contractor, Economy (13 oz.) and DOT (18 oz.), these 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.

floating silt curtainApplications

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

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

Type 1 Floating Curtain Specifications and Drawings

Type Type 1 Contractor Type 1 Economy Type 1 DOT Geo Curtain
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'
Fabric 13 oz. PVC (PDF) 13 oz. PVC (PDF) 18 oz. PVC (PDF) 8 oz. Geotextile (PDF)
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 turbidity curtainsTypical Components:

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

Choosing a Calm Water Curtain

Choosing 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.

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

Moving Water Conditions

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