Turbidity Curtain That Meets Canadian Regulations
Using Triton Curtains Outside of the United States
Question regarding a turbidity curtain that meets Canadian regulations: I am currently tendering a project that would require approval for 150 lm. of turbidity curtain to meet ONTARIO OPSD SPECIFICATION 219.261. I have an oblique view that shows a float line upper sleeve surrounding the flotation, the curtain is shown as a geosynthetic, and the base is form and heat sealed or sewn around a ballast. Not sure on permeability, it just shows geosynthetic 2.5 to 3.0 M depth.
Answer: Thank you for contacting GEI Works. I'm happy to help. We often ship our silt and Turbidity Curtains around the world, and can accomodate different requirements. To see if we have a barrier that can work for your location, please provide us with any specifications you have regarding the OPSS or OPSD regulations. From there, we can work with our manufacturing facilities to design curtains that meet your specifications.
In addition to some of the information you have provided (length and depth), we would also require information on your water location. This would include:
- Water Flows
From here, we can work to determine the curtain style that can be used in your location. After that, turbidity curtains can be made to meet your Canadian specifications. Take a look at our curtain Comparison Chart Selection Guide.
Turbidity Barrier Options include:
- Type 1 Turbidity Barrier: best in slow moving, calm waters.
- Type 2 Turbidity Barrier: designed for moderate water conditions at <1.5 knots and 36” wave swells.
- Type 3 Turbidity Barrier: performs best in fast moving water or tidal waters.
All of our Silt Curtains can help keep you in compliance. Standard lengths come in 100 or 50 foot sections. We can design the curtain to meet your specifications if the standard models do not meet your needs. Learn more.