Turbidity Curtain Installation
Basic Silt Curtain Installation Guide
Turbidity barrier and silt curtain installation involves a process of connecting, deploying and anchoring the barrier in your location. 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 photo guide.
Turbidity Curtain Setup & Assembly
Most silt barriers 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 turbidity barrier so they can be easily connected together to form your needed lengths. Sections should be connected before they are placed into the water. See a step by step photo guide.
Connecting the Barrier Sections
In order to connect multiple sections of these turbidity curtains, please follow the procedure below, or check out the 3 Step Procedure.
- 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 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.
Towing & Installation
After the turbidity barrier has been properly connected together, it can then be towed out to its required location for installation.