Geotextile Filter Tubes for Easy Filtration
Geotextile Tubes are an excellent choice for areas dealing with a high level of sludge, silt, or sediment. Perfect for large scale dewatering projects, geotextile filter tubes start in standard lengths of 50 feet and go up in size as large as 250 feet. Due to the increased strength required to hold the large volume, dewatering tubes are made of a woven geotextile fabric equipped to hold several cubic yards of materials.
Geotextile Tube Features
- Fabric: Polypropylene Woven Geotextile
- Lengths: 50 to 250 ft.
- Circumferences: 15 to 90 ft.
- Black or Tan Color Options
Dewatering Tube Technical Specifications
|Other Lengths by Special Order|
|Circumference||15', 22.5', 30', 45'
60', 75', 90'
|Filling Port Spacing||1 - 5 ports||One Port for Every 50' of Length|
|Informational PDF Flyer||Installation Instructions|
Size and Estimated Capacity per Tube
|Fabric||Material||UV Stable||Weight/Unit Area
|Polypropylene||Woven Geotextile||Yes||16.6 (560)||Black/Tan|
Geotextile Filter Tube Considerations
Before you use a geotextile tube, there are several considerations to take into account determining what materials are required. These include:
- Type of Solids being Filtered
- Available Area
- Total Water Amount
- Available Space for Collecting Runoff (Are there inlets around? Is a retention or drainage area available?)
The geotextile tube can run 24 hours a day, requires only a limited amount of equipment, and typically does not involve complicated parts or procedures.
Using Dewatering Tubes as a Breakwater Structure
Breakwater tubes are also ideal for coastal protection. They are placed along the shoreline to help control erosion from storms or constant wave action. Upon installation, breakwater tubes are filled hydraulically with a sand and slurry mixture. As water flows in and out of the geotubes for erosion control, sediment is retained throughout the structure of the bag.
Other Dewatering Products
Looking for a smaller dewatering option? Please view our Dewatering Bags. These dewatering filter bags feature smaller exteriors than a dewatering tube and are designed for small scale projects such as filtering water on construction sites or in small ponds.