Floating Silt Curtain
Floating Silt and Turbidity Curtains
Floating silt and turbidity curtains provide silt control and help to contain turbidity and particulate materials in a location. Since different locations commonly require different barriers, floating silt curtains are made in three standard options to help meet the needs of different sites or projects. Silt curtain types include the following:
Floating Silt Curtain Types
As seen from the products listed above, floating silt curtains are available in three standard types: Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3. As the types increase in number, so does their ability to withstand rougher water conditions.
Type 1 Curtains are typically designed for calm water areas where there is limited flow or water movements. Type 2 Curtains are the medium-level barrier and are designed for locations where the water flow and wave conditions are mild. Type 3 Floating Curtains are our strongest floating unit and are specifically designed for rough water areas dealing with high flows or wave conditions. For more information check, read about our Floating Silt Curtains.
Floating Silt Curtain Design and Construction
Floating silt curtains are designed as one of our BMP products and come standard with several different components that allow them to be implemented in various water conditions.
Standard silt curtain design and details include the following:
- Built-in Top Flotation Barrier
- Bottom Ballast Chain
- Section Connectors (Type 2 and 3)
- Impermeable Fabric Materials
Additional components, such as tension cables, may also be included with your barrier to help ensure that the curtain remains in place with your current. Tension cables are typically included in our moving barriers, such as the Type 2 or Type 3, since these are the units handling the most flow. Anchoring assemblies, reefing lines, and other accessories are also available.
While standard curtains will feature an impermeable fabric material, a permeable barrier option is also available for areas with high flows or locations requiring filtering material within the barrier. If you do require a filter fabric or need site specifications for your curtain, please do not hesitate to contact us or email us over your requirements (firstname.lastname@example.org).