Turbidity Curtain Installation
Basic Silt Curtain Installation Guide
Turbidity curtain installation involves a process of connecting, deploying and anchoring a silt curtain in your location with the right floating barrier marine accessories. The information provided below can be used as a general guide for how to install turbidity barriers in your location. Please note that since each project has its own unique nuisances, the installation plan may need to be adjusted to accommodate specific variables such as the construction site environment, available equipment, and operator experience.
For more information on product options including Type I, Type II, Type II, HD and DOT, see all US Manufactured Triton Turbidity Curtains. See a step by step How To Install a Turbidity Curtain photo guide.
Turbidity Curtain Setup and Assembly
Most turbidity curtains come in sections that are either 50 or 100 feet in length. The first step in any silt curtain installation is to lay out the sections of your silt barrier so they can be easily connected together to form your needed lengths. Sections should be connected before they are placed into the water.
Connecting Turbidity Curtain Sections
In order to connect multiple turbidity curtain sections, please follow the procedure below, or check out the Silt Curtain Installation in 3 steps.
- Attach the Bottom Chain of the Barrier
Please note that on the bottom of medium and heavy duty barriers, there will be a metal plate snap hook. These barriers require that you attach the turbidity barrier snap hook to the steel ring.
- Connect the Aluminum Section Connectors
- Attach the Grommet Eyes
Each section of the barrier is bundled separately when shipped from the factory. The bundles are secured with vinyl straps and either placed on pallets, boxed, or directly onto a commercial truck or container. The skirt of the silt barrier is reefed or furled to the flotation with light twine.
Try to find an adequate space for the silt curtains to untie or cut the vinyl bundle straps. Do not cut the twine reefing lines until the barrier is towed and anchored in the desired position.
Turbidity Curtain Towing and Installation
After the turbidity curtain has been properly connected together, it can then be towed out to its required Triton Turbidity Curtain.
Again, it is best to keep the twine turbidity curtain reefing lines around the barrier until it has been towed and anchored to its location. This helps to ease the Triton Turbidity Curtain Installation process. Check out our Turbidity Barrier Installation Gallery, and see our additional Turbidity Curtain Resources.