Type 3 Turbidity Curtain for Current
FAQ: Which Turbidity Curtain is Best for 1.3 Knots of Current?
Question: Hi. I am working on a project, and I need a turbidity curtain to contain sediment and protect aquatic life in the surrounding area. The current is about 1.3 knots. Is the type 3 right for these conditions?
Answer: In general, yes, the Type 3 Turbidity Curtain can be used in these water conditions. Type 3 curtains are typically capable of handling water speeds up to 1.5 knots and waves up to three feet (3'). Since your conditions do not sound as if they are exceeding these maximum requirements, the Type 3 will most likely be able to work.
Choosing the Right Turbidity Curtain for the Job
Determining which type of curtain is necessary in your location will depend on water conditions and site conditions.
Other considerations when choosing a curtain:
- Project Type and Duration
- Wind Speed and Direction
- Amount of Sediment
- Wave Heigth and Frequency
When used correctly and in the right conditions, this silt curtain can help you to protect aquatic life and habitats like sea grass beds, spawning areas or aquaculture facilities. Controlling the dispersion of turbidity and confining silt settling will help protect it from polluting waters and destroying life. It will also help contractors to comply with the Clean Water Act and NPDES Phase II.
USA Manufactured Turbidity Curtain
Made of 18 oz. or 22 oz. impermeable PVC fabric, our Type 3 turbidity curtain has standard lengths of 50 to 100 feet and depths of 3 to 100 feet.
Our Type 3 turbidity curtains are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A., so we are aware of specific requirements for compliance. However, contact us with your requirements and specifications, and we will be more than happy to work with you.
Because we manufacture and design our curtains, we can make your curtain to meet your job site's specific needs.
Turbidity Curtain Accessories Can Save Your Site
Having the right marine accessories will ensure that the installation and deployment of your turbidity curtain will be correct. Some accessories include anchor, buoys, painter rope, chain, and more. Marine accessories assist in stabilizing and affectively using the turbidity curtain.
Using the right number of anchors will ensure that your turbidity curtain is not negatively impacted by changes in waves and wind. Turbidity curtains are not meant to be anchored to the floor of a location. Doing so will stir up more sediment and inhibit animal life from moving from the contained area.
More Type 3 turbidity curtain accessories:
- Repair Kits
- Inflatable Marker Buoys
- Marker Lights
- Tider Compensator
- Reefing Lines
Type 3 Turbidity Curtain Installation and Maintenance
Installing a turbidity curtain will involve anchoring, connecting, and successfully deploying it in the affected location.
See our Installation Guide for more information.
Keeping a watchful eye on your curtain while it is in use will ensure that it will work properly and keep your site in compliance. Always keep notice of areas where the curtain is less than successful at securing the contained area. Check anchors that may have come loose. Depending on the weather and location, anchors may need to be repositioned to allow the curtain to work properly.
Other maintenance tips:
- Repair tears or damage to curtain with a vinyl repair kit.
- Keep curtain base from being buried in sediment.
- Remove curtain before weather changes and severe storms.
Once you determine the exact needs your job site, you will be well on your way to determining which type of turbidity curtain is right for you. Our turbidity barriers, manufactured in the USA to your specifications will keep you in compliance with environmental regulations and save you from costly fines.
View all our Turbidity Curtains.