Type 1 Floating Turbidity Barrier
Triton Type 1 Barrier for Calm Water Construction Projects
Question: I am interested in the Type 1 Floating Turbidity Barrier, and I had some additional questions regarding sizing and where it can be used. What information do you have available regarding the type 1 curtain?
Answer: The Type 1 Turbidity Curtain is a floating barrier specifically designed for use in calm water locations. Typical locations where this barrier may be used include the following:
- Calm Water Ponds
- Calm Area Lakes
- Roadside Swales
- Road Water Areas
- Streams or Rivers with Limited Moving Water
In general, it is typically recommended that the Type 1 barrier be used in locations where there is limited or no water flow, no waves and no tidal action. These can be low level areas, small pond areas, or locations where there limited flow.
Type 1 Floating Turbidity Barrier Types
The Type 1 Turbidity Curtain is typically offered in two different styles: DOT or Economy. The DOT barrier will be built with components that allow the barrier to comply with DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations. Economy curtains, by contrast, will be built with a lighter weight fabric that allows the barrier to operate in calm water areas that do not require DOT regulated materials.
Turbidity Barrier Designs
The design of the floating barrier includes the following components:
- Top Flotation Device
- Impermeable Outer Skirt
- Bottom Chain
- Tension Cables (Depending on Water Flow)
These components help to create a barrier that can easily float on the surface of the water to contain floating debris, timbers and other small materials. Standard sections for the curtain include lengths of 50 or 100 ft. Standard depth for the curtains is 5 feet, although any depth from 3 to 100 feet is available. For more information, view the Type 1 Silt Barrier.
Dealing with Moving Water Conditions? In addition to the Type 1, we also offer a Type 2 and Type 3 barrier designed for use in moving water conditions. For more information on any of our barriers, please check out the Turbidity Curtain Variety page.