Type 2 Floating Barrier
Type 2 Contractor and DOT Silt Curtain for Moving Water
Triton Floating Barriers are an excellent way to control and contain silt, turbidity, sediment, and floating particles. Designed in several different strengths and models, these floating barriers contain silt until it is allowed to settle down to the bottom of a water area. Models shown here are our Triton Type 2 Contractor and DOT Silt Barriers. These models are ideal for short term projects in moving water areas with currents, waves and tides. We also offer Heavy Duty Models.
Type 2 Floating Barrier Technical Specifications
|Product||Type 2 Contractor||Type 2 DOT|
|PDF Documents||Product Flyer (PDF)||Product Flyer (PDF)|
|Installation||Installation Instructions (PDF)|
|Flotation||4" Float||6" Float (≤ 10')
8" Float (≤ 20')
|Fabric||13 oz. Impermeable PVC||18 oz. Impermeable PVC|
|Section Connectors||Top Stress Plate||Top Stress Plate|
|Bottom Connector||Corner Stress Plates||Corner Stress Plates|
|Bottom Chain||1/4" Steel Ballast Chain||5/16" Steel Ballast Chain|
|Standard Length||50' or 100'||50' or 100'|
|Depth||3' to 10'||3' to 20'|
|Length (Metric)||15.2 m or 30.5 m||15.2 m or 30.5 m|
|Depth (Metric)||0.9 m to 30.5 m||0.9 m to 30.5 m|
Note for Salt Water Areas
Any time you are implementing a floating silt barrier in salt water oceans or lakes, it is recommended that your floating barrier feature Stainless Steel Cables and Zinc Anode Components. These components offer a higher resistance to corrosion, common with extended salt water use.
Dealing with a short term project? Working with a tight project budget? Standard galvanized components will work in salt water areas for a period up to 12 months.
Additional Type 2 Floating Barrier Models
For short term control in moving water areas, Type 2 turbidity curtains are also available in a contractor and DOT grade model. These curtains feature an impermeable 13 oz or 18 oz fabric for effective containment around your job or construction site.
Additional Products and Information for Anchoring and Installation
|Floating Silt Barrier Accessories (PDF)||Protect your floating barriers!|
|Anchor Kits||Anchor, Painter Rope, Buoy|
|Tow Bridle||Helps Distribute Weight during Towing|
|Reefing Lines||Adjust the Bottom Curtain|
|Tidal Compensator||Self-Adjust Booms in Tidal Areas|
|Type 2 DOT Anchoring Options||Customer Question About Type 2 DOT Turbidity Curtain Anchoring|
Triton Type 2 Floating Barriers for Long Term Projects
For many projects and locations, having a higher strength curtain is essential to keeping the barrier in position during extended use. In extended use applications, Type 2 HD and Type 2 HD Permeable can be a more reliable option. Made from a fabric with increased strength, these curtains are able to accommodate pressure from dredging projects, construction projects, shoreline repair, and more.
Floating Barrier Type 2 Models:
- Type 2 HD (Heavy Duty) Curtain
- Type 2 HD (Heavy Duty) Permeable Curtain
When compared to contractor grade curtains, HD models offer a couple of added strength options.
- Fabric: 13 oz/18 oz vs. 22 oz - The first difference between contractor and HD models is the type of fabric. HD models will feature a minimum 22 oz fabric to retain strength in moving water locations, while contractor curtains feature less robust 13 or 18 oz PVC material.
- Top Connector: Top Stress Plate vs. Bulk Connector - The second difference between these models is the top connector. HD models use a higher strength universal bulk connector. This is able to accommodate increased loads and stress.
Additional Triton Floating Barrier Models
We make Floating Barriers with options and models to accommodate water conditions that range from calm water to fast water. Additional models include Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3 Floating Barriers. For our complete product line, please see Floating Turbidity Curtains.
While silt barriers come in standard sizes and lengths, they are also extremely adaptable. If you have a project with specific requirements, please don't hesitate to let us know. Curtains have been made with depths as short as three feet (3') and as long as one hundred feet (100').
GEI Works is committed to finding the right solution for your project. We work with customers to find the best silt curtain model for your location. We work closely with contractors, engineers, owners, regulators, and citizen groups to provide comprehensive and state of the art erosion prevention and turbidity control solutions.
For more information on Type 2 Floating Barrier pricing, see our Cost for Silt Curtain Type II page.