Custom Turbidity Barriers
Designed to accommodate a variety of wind, sea, and current conditions, our custom turbidity barriers help prevent silt and other turbidity from drifting away from a work area. Our standard barriers are equipped with 22 oz PVC oil boom fabric around the floatation compartment that offer additional debris and oil containment at the water line. We also install a skirt section below the flotation compartment that can be constructed from either permeable, woven polypropylene geotextile fabrics or impermeable polypropylene and PVC fabrics. This skirt section can be set to any desired depth. In addition, our flotation compartment is entirely heat-sealed (including all flotation elements) on each end, creating a watertight compartment that prevents any floats from shifting.
In addition, the barriers are ballasted continually along the bottom using a galvanized steel chain. At SILTDAM, our turbidity barriers can be used for a wide range of applications, including dredging, shoreline revetments, sheet wall or pile driving, aquatic weed control/harvesting, and marine construction activities. For more information, we invite you to scroll down and fill out our request form by clicking on the orange button below.
|Boom Length||50 ft. or 100 ft. sections Other Lengths Available.|
|Floatation Element||Cylindrical, internal closed cell foam.|
|Net Buoyancy||12 in dia. -50/lbs/ft 6 in dia. -12/lbs/ft 8 in dia. -21/lbs/ft|
|Floatation Cover||22 oz/yd² PVC coated polyester Other coatings available|
|Ballast||5/16 in galvanized chain standard 1.1 lbs/ft. Other ballast weights available|
|Tension||5/16 in PVC coated, galvanized aircraft cable top tension. (Optional)|
|End Connectors||Grommeted end/tow plates and lacing grommets (Standard) Tool free aluminum universal slide connectors and lacing grommets (Optional)|
|Curtain Depth||3 ft. to 75 ft.|
|Materials||Monofilament skirt (higher flow rates for fast current environments) Non-woven geotextile filter (very fine sediments or hydrocarbon remediation) Seaman Corp., XR-PW (high chemical resistance and potable water applications) Urethane coated (high abrasion resistance)|