Type 1 Floating Silt Fence
Contractor and Economy Floating Turbidity Curtain
The Type 1 Floating Silt Fence (also known as silt curtain) is a low-cost calm water sediment barrier. It is designed for use in shallow ponds, ditches, canals, lakes and streams. Triton Type 1 floating silt curtains provide reliable sediment and turbidity control for sensitive areas, help sites stay in compliance, and are available in Contractor and Economy models. Great for construction projects and job sites, turbidity barriers can be quickly installed. They feature 13 oz. PVC and grommets along the depth of the skirt for easy connection and installation.
Type 1 Floating Silt Fence Typical Specifications
|Product||Triton Type 1 Contractor||Triton Type 1 Economy|
|Contractor Product Flyer
|Economy Product Flyer
|Installation Guide (PDF)|
|Flotation||4" Float||6" Float (<10' D)
8" Float (11'-20' D)
|Fabric||13 oz. Impermeable PVC Fabric||13 oz. Impermeable PVC Fabric|
|Section Connectors||Grommet Connectors||Grommet Connectors|
|Bottom Chain||3/16" Heavy Ballast Chain||3/16" Heavy Ballast Chain|
|Standard Length||25', 50', or 100'||50' or 100'|
|Depth||3' to 10'||3' to 20'|
Marine Accessories for Anchoring and Installation
|Floating Silt Fence Accessories (PDF) - Protect your floating turbidity barriers!|
|Anchor Kits:||Anchor, Painter Rope, Buoy, Chain|
|Tow Bridle:||Helps Distribute Load during Towing|
|Reefing Lines:||Adjust the Depth of the Bottom Curtain|
|Tidal Compensator:||Self-Adjust the Boom as Water Levels Change with Tides|
Additional Type 1 Silt Barrier Models
For certain locations a more robust silt barrier design is required in order to effectively keep silt contained. For these areas DOT floating silt fences (18 oz PVC) are also available. For more demanding water areas a Type 2 or Type 3 curtain might be required. GEI Works can manufacture turbidity curtains to meet the specific needs of your project.
Type 1 Contractor Curtain Applications
- Small Ponds
- Calm Lakes
- Low Flowing Canals
Silt Curtains for Moving Water
For areas with currents, waves, tides, or wind, our moving water silt curtains are a higher strength option. Made with added tension cables, bottom chains, and heavy duty PVC, these turbidity barriers are able to maintain silt control against moving elements.
Silt Curtain Models for Moving Water:
- Type 2 Silt Barrier (waves under 2', current less than 1 knot)
- Type 3 Silt Barrier (waves under 2', current less than 1.5 knots)
How to Choose the Right Floating Silt Fence?
In order to choose the right barrier for your application, please take the following information into consideration:
- Water Velocity
- Height of Waves
- Site Conditions
- Type of Sediment to Contain
- Length of the Project
- Wind Speed and Direction
While silt barriers come in standard sizes and lengths, they are also extremely adaptable. Curtains have been made with depths as short as three feet (3') and as long as one hundred feet (100').
Types of Floating Turbidity Curtains
GEI Works is committed to finding the right solution for your project. We work with customers to find the best silt curtain model for any 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.