Turbidity Barrier Anchors
FAQ: What's the best way to anchor turbidity barrier?
Question: Do you sell turbidity barrier anchors? If so, can you give me some specifications? I have a Type 2 Turbidity Barrier and I am looking for a way to keep it in place while I am using the barrier. Can you tell me how I should anchor this barrier and how often I need to space the anchors?
Answer: Yes, we do sell turbidity barrier anchors that can be used with the turbidity barrier to help keep it in place in moving water locations. These anchors are typically spaced every 50 or 100 feet depending on your water conditions. This spacing is a general guideline and may vary depending on your specific project and water conditions.
Anchors are commonly attached to the boom or turbidity barrier though the use of ropes and ties to help keep the pressure off of the barrier itself. Some of the standard anchoring options we offer for use with this turbidity barrier includes the following:
- 24 lb/11 kg Danforth type galvanized steel anchoring system
- 40 lb/18 kg Danforth type galvanized steel anchoring system
- 8 ft/2.43 m x 3/8"/10 mm galvanized steel chain lower rode
- 60 ft/18 m x 5/8"/16 mm polypropylene rope upper rode with thimbles
- 12" diameter polyethylene hard shell Jim buoy
- 6 ft/1.82 m x 5/8"/16 mm polypropylene painer rope with timble and galv. shackle
Depending on your project requirements we provide custom made systems and anchors of various sizes and types as well as different lengths and types of rope lines.
In order to determine your best placement for these anchors, we would first need to know the water conditions where you will be using this curtain. Typically we will offer suggestions for anchoring based on whether you are operating in tidal or non-tidal conditions.
For most non-tidal conditions, anchors will need only need to placed every 100 feet. For non-tidal areas with fairly deep waters or for tidal areas, anchors may need to be placed every 50 feet in order to keep the barrier in place.