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Type 1 Turbidity Curtain DOT



Type 1 turbidity curtains, also referred to as type 1 silt curtains, are floating barriers that are designed to control various sediments or runoff in calm waters. There are two versions of type 1 curtains, including Type 1 Economy and Type 1 DOT. Type 1 DOT curtains are used in areas that require DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations. ABASCO offers Type 1 Economy and Type 1 DOT curtains for all calm water applications.

Type 1 Turbidity Curtain Applications

There are a variety of calm water applications, but the most common include:
  • Small Ponds
  • Calm Water Lakes
  • Construction Sites / Roadside Construction Projects
  • Protected Inland Areas

Type 1 DOT Turbidity Curtain

ABASCO Type 1 DOT Turbidity Curtains, also known as Type I Turbidity Curtains, are suitable for use in protected waters where the effects of wind, waves, and current are minimal. High-quality 18-oz or 22-oz PVC-coated polyester fabric, bottom tension member, and marine-grade flotation provide a strong, durable curtain that is ideal for silt and sediment control during dredging and marine construction activities.
   
Fabric 18 oz/sq yd PVC Laminated polyester fabric. Optional filter fabric for skirt
Flotation 6-in expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam contained in individually sealed float pockets
Tension/ballast 1/4-in Grade 30 galvanized steel chain: 5,200 lb breaking strength; 0.63 lb/ft weight
End connection Lacing grommets on rope-reinforced ends located at both ends of each barrier section. Ballast chain is shackled section-to-section on the type I turbidity curtains.
Section length 25 ft, 50 ft and 100 ft
Skirt depth To 20 ft. Depth can be tapered to conform to bottom profile.

Type 1 Economy Turbidity Curtain Specifications

ABASCO Type 1 Economy Turbodity Curtains are well suited for use in protected waters where the effects of wind, waves and current are minimal. These type I turbidity curtains contain quality 18 oz. PVC laminated fabric, bottom tension member and marine-grade flotation provide a strong, durable curtain which is ideal for silt and sediment control during dredging and marine construction activities.
   
Fabric 18 oz/sq yd PVC Laminated polyester fabric. Optional filter fabric for skirt
Flotation 4-in expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam contained in individually sealed float pockets
Tension/ballast 3/16-in Grade 30 galvanized steel chain: 3,200 lb breaking strength; 0.33 lb/ft weight
End connection Lacing grommets on rope-reinforced ends located at both ends of each barrier section. Ballast chain is shackled section-to-section.
Section length 25 ft, 50 ft and 100 ft
Skirt depth To 20 ft. Depth can be tapered to conform to bottom profile.

 

 

 

Type 1 DOT Turbidity Curtain with plain skirt

Type 1 DOT Turbidity Curtain with filter fabric skirt

Type 1 DOT Turbidity Curtain Type 1 DOT Turbidity Curtain with Filter Fabric
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