Floating Turbidity Barrier
FAQ: What's needed for installation of floating turbidity barrier?
Q: I was interested in your Type 2 floating turbidity curtain and I wanted to know what kind of sizing was available for these and how long it would take to ship to Chicago? How would these barriers be shipped to my location? I also had some questions on the installation of these turbidity curtains such as what type of equipment is available to help with installation and how this procedure would occur.
A: Thank you for contacting us! Our Type 2 Turbidity Curtain is an excellent choice of applications involving moving water conditions where the current is not greater than 1.5 knots and the waves are not higher than 3 feet.
As far as sizing goes, the turbidity curtain is typically available in two different section lengths: 50 feet and 100 feet. Depending on your site requirements, these sections can then be connected together to form extended lengths needed around dredging sites, construction areas, and more.
When arriving to your location, these turbidity curtains will typically arrive in bundles that have been furled up and connected together by vinyl straps. The bundle straps can be cut prior to installation and connected together to match requirements in your location.
Turbidity Curtain Installation
Installation of the turbidity curtain will typically include several steps designed to connect multiple sections together and then move the completed section out to your location. Our full turbidity curtain guide can be found on the following page: Turbidity Curtain Installation Page.
Some of the most common steps for a floating turbidity barrier installation will include the following:
- Cut the Bundle Straps
- Attach the Bottom Chain by Shackle or Snap Hook
- Slide Section Connectors Together
- Align the Grommet Eyes and Connect with Rope or Zip Tie
- Keep the Skirt Connected to the Top Flotation
- Tow Out to Your Location
Please note that keeping the curtain furled or connected to the top flotation is commonly advised to help with the handling of the curtain. Having the skirt tied up can help prevent the skirt from getting caught on anything or causing unnecessary maneuvering problems during installation. This can help provide a smooth tow out to your location. In order to get shipping costs on your turbidity curtain, we would need the zip code you need the tank shipped to and the amount of curtain you are requiring.