Type 3 Barrier for River
FAQ: Will Type 3 Barrier withstand strong current?
Question: I am working on a project in a river that has a current above 1.5 knots. Should I use a Type 3 Turbidity Curtain for these conditions? What else should I consider?
Answer: In order to provide you with the best option for your location, we would first need to know about how fast the water conditions in your area are moving. In general, the Type 3 Turbidity Barrier is recommended for use in conditions up to 1.5 knots. For speed beyond this velocity, we will need to take your site factors into condition to determine the best barrier for your location.
In addition to the water velocity, we will also need to know some information regarding your site and project requirements. Typical factors we urge customers to take into consideration for this type of application includes the following:
- Tidal Action (if applicable)
- Wave Height and Frequency
- Wind Speeds and Direction
- Project Type and Duration
Once these conditions have been reviewed, we can work to find the best option for your site.
Type 3 Turbidity Curtain
Since you are planning on using this turbidity curtain in areas with demanding conditions, you will most likely want to implement the Type 3 Turbidity Barrier. These barriers are robust, equipped for moving waters, and built to handle several long-term containment applications.
If you are unsure about your conditions or would like to talk them over, our team would be happy to assist you in finding the barrier that would best work for your project.