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Turbidity Curtain Selection Guide

Turbidity Curtain Selection Guide

There are many factors to consider when purchasing a turbidity barrier. You must keep in mind the application and depth, as well as the floatation and fabric needed. Below details ABASCO's turbidity curtain selection guide to help you with this process!

ABASCO Type 1 Barrier

Application: Ponds, shallow lakes, small streams and marshes
Depth Range: 2’ – 20’

Type 1FabricFloatChainCableOptions
Economy14oz Laminate4” – 6”3/16”XFloat Size
DOT Version18oz Laminate6” – 8”1/4”XFloat Size
Filter Fabric Skirt6% Woven4” – 8”1/4” or 3/16"XFloat Size, Skirt Fabric, Chain

ABASCO Type 2 Barrier

Application: Lakes, streams, slow-moving rivers, inter-coastal and tidal areas
Depth Range: 2’ – 65’

Type 2FabricFloatChainCableOptions
Medium Duty18oz Laminate6”, 8”, 10”5/16”5/16”Float, Chain
DOT Version22oz6”, 8” 10, 12”5/16” – 3/8”5/16”Float, Chain
Filter Fabric SkirtWoven or Nonwoven6” – 12”5/16” – 3/8”5/16”Float, Chain, Skirt Fabric

ABASCO Type 3 Barrier

Application: Open water exposed to moderate wind, waves and moving water
Depth Range: 3’ – 130’

Type 3FabricFloatChainCableOptions
Regular Duty22oz8”, 10”, 12”3/8” – 1/2"5/16”Float, Chain
Heavy Duty22oz or greater10” – 24”3/8”, 1/2” 5/8”Dual 5/16”Float, Chain, Skirt Fabric
Filter Fabric SkirtWoven or Nonwoven8” – 24”5/16” – 5/8”Dual 5/16”Float, Chain, Skirt Fabric

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