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Turbidity Curtain Selection Guide

Turbidity Curtain Specifications

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 compares ABASCO's turbidity curtain specifications to help you with your selection 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

Type 1 Turbidity Curtains

Type 1 DOT Turbidity curtain is suitable for use in protected waters where the effects of wind, waves and current are minimal.

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

Type 2 Turbidity Curtains

Type 2 Turbidity curtains are ideal for silt and sediment control during dredging and marine construction in areas with mild current, wind and wave activity.

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

Type 3 Turbidity Curtains

Type 3 Turbidity Curtains combine high strength fabric and heavy-duty tension members that are ideal for moderate current, wind and wave activity.

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