Type 2 Silt Curtain for Moving Water

The Triton Type 2 Silt Barrier is a floating turbidity curtain designed specifically for areas with moving water, currents, waves, or tides. Manufactured in the USA with high-quality reliable components, Triton Type 2 Silt Curtains contain turbidity and displaced particles in a designated area. Triton Type 2 Turbidity Barriers are recommended for use in water locations with waves up to two feet (2′), moderate wind, and currents up to 1 knot.

All curtains have an 8″ float option, Stainless Steel Components, Alternative Fabrics, Additional Fittings and Zinc Anode Additions are available for extended use or demanding locations. Making sure your silt curtain installation has the right components will ensure it performs well.

Ready to get your Type II Silt Barrier? Let’s discuss your questions on Type 2 Silt Barrier curtain cost. Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Triton Type 2 Contractor Turbidity Barriers

Perfect for short term projects and quick containment in moving water. (13 oz. PVC)

A favorite for DOT sites, roads, and areas around DOT projects. (18 oz. PVC)

Triton Type 2 Heavy Duty (HD) Turbidity Barriers

Designed for long term projects in moving water areas. Great for higher currents, areas with waves, or long term dredging projects. (22 oz. PVC)

Used in areas with high flows or pressure concerns. Filter fabric reduces pressure by allowing water to filter and flow through the barrier. (22 oz. PVC and Monofilament Filter Fabric)

Type 2 Silt Barrier Applications

  • Dredging Projects
  • Pile Driving
  • Shoreline Construction
  • Boat Ramp Creation
  • DOT Roadwork and Construction Projects
  • Dock Repair, Demolition and Maintenance
  • Rip Rap Installation
  • Remediation Projects

Type II Turbidity Curtain Accessories

Anchor Kits: Anchoring is crucial for the success of your project. Without proper anchoring your Type 2 Turbidity Barrier will fail.

Tow Bridles: Tow Bridles help distribute weight and prevent damage during deployment and adjustment.

Accessories are an important component for the silt curtain installation. Click the link above to Learn more about these Type II silt curtain accessories, their specs, and uses. View our Ground Anchor Installation and Silt Curtain Anchoring Instructions.

Importance of Turbidity Curtain Anchoring: Anchor kits and anchoring are one of the most important accessories for floating turbidity curtains in sites dealing with moving currents, waves, tides, or other site factors. Having the right anchor pattern, silt curtain installation design, and anchors can significantly influence, reduce, and redistribute loads placed on your barrier and increase curtain life span. Contact our technical team at 1-772-646-0597 for more information regarding silt curtain installation, anchor placement, and use.

Silt Curtain Fabric and Saltwater Applications

The main difference between the contractor/DOT silt curtains and the heavy duty models are in terms of the fabric and section connectors. Contractor Silt Barriers feature a top connector plate, while heavy duty models feature a full slide connector between each section. Depending on how much stress is placed on the curtain, different options may be better than others for your location.

Turbidity Curtain Load Carrying Components

  • Base Fabric
  • Top Tension Cable
  • Universal Connector or Steel Plate
  • Bottom Stress Plate
  • Bottom Ballast Chain

Anchor points and anchor methods can also play a factor in determining where the load is placed on your barrier. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your site conditions and requirements. We can answer any questions about silt curtain installation.

When to Use a Permeable Silt Curtain?
Permeable Type 2 Silt Curtain products are most commonly used when they are specified in a site project or when the curtain will be dealing with a significant amount of water pressure. The bottom filter panel will help reduce pressure on the curtain by allowing water to continue to the flow the curtain.

Turbidity Curtains and Water Conditions
How a Turbidity Curtain Works: The main function of a silt screen or turbidity barrier is to control the dispersion of suspended silt and other particulates to improve settling times (Stokes Law). During a construction project, silt and other materials often become suspended in the water area. Silt curtains are placed within the water to create a confined zone for the contained materials. These contained areas allow marine contractors to stay within Federal and State Clean Water Act and NPDES Phase II regulations. In turn, this helps sites to avoid fines and allows projects to be completed on time.

Please note, turbidity curtains are designed to act as a temporary area that increases the amount of time solids have to settle back down to the bottom of the area. They will not act as dams or walls.

Silt Curtain Water Conditions, Factors, and Considerations

Consideration of site and water conditions is an important step for any location looking to control silt in a moving water body. Due to the current and waves in these areas, additional pressure is placed on the barrier during use. In order to accommodate and contain silt in these conditions while choosing which floating silt barrier to use, it is important to consider the following:

  • Water Velocity
  • Wave Height and Frequency
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Tides
  • Soil Type
  • Project Duration

Knowing these elements can help determine the right anchoring strategy, curtain model, and deployment method for your silt curtain installation. Read a customer question about whether using an Impermeable Turbidity Barrier is right for their site.

Other Turbidity Curtains

  • Turbidity Curtains – Frequently Asked Questions
  • Staked Silt Barrier
  • Dredging Barrier
  • Turbidity Curtain Variety
  • Color options
  • Turbidity Curtain Applications and Uses

Other Filtering Devices

  • Dewatering Bags
  • Silt Fence (Standard and DOT)

See what the EPA says about Stormwater Mitigation and water discharge. GEI Works is dedicated to developing innovative turbidity curtain solutions that provide superior performance and achieve the desired results for our customers. We work closely with our client team to design a deployment layout that takes into consideration all of your project requirements including water conditions, project progress, budget, and water quality goals.

Our goal is to work with our clients to develop the best solution for their specific project and help them come in under budget and on time. We want to know what site conditions you are dealing with. Contact our sales team with your questions and concerns about silt curtain price.

Questions about type 1 turbidity curtain? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.