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Type 3 Turbidity Curtains

Heavy Duty Curtains

ABASCO Type 3 Turbidity Curtains, also referred to as Type III Turbidity Curtains, combine our standard high-strength fabric with heavy duty tension members)above and below the flotation and at the bottom of the curtain), fabric reinforcement, and stress plates a the bottom skirt corners. They are ideal for silt and sediment control during dredging and marine construction activities in rivers, bays and waterways with moderate 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 Heavy Duty Turbidity Curtain Specifications

Fabric for float and chain pockets22 oz/sq yd PVC-coated polyester
Fabric for skirt areaAs above, or woven/nonwoven filter fabric
Flotation8-in to 12-in diameter (depending on skirt depth) expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam contained in individually sealed float pockets
Top tensionTwo 5/16-in galvanized steel cable (9,800 lb breaking strength) contained in polyethylene tubes; one above and one below the float
Bottom tension and ballast3/8-in galvanized steel chain (10,600 lb breaking strength); 1.41 lb/ft weight
End connectorsHigh-tensile-strength aluminum universal connector at float and top tension cable. ASTM 3/8-in stainless steel locking pins. Lacing grommets on reinforced fabric on skirt. Chain ends shackled section-to-section on the type III turbidity curtains. Tool-free connections. All corners reinforced with 40-oz PVC fabric. Aluminum stress plates at bottom corners.
Section length50 ft and 100 ft, standard
Skirt depthTo 100 ft; Can be tapered to conform to bottom profile.
Furling lines Available on request
Available accessories Anchor systems, ropes, marker buoys, solar-powered lights, repair kits.

Type 3 Medium Duty Turbidity Curtain Specifications

Fabric for float and chain pockets22 oz/sq yd PVC-coated polyester
Fabric for skirt areaAs above, or woven/nonwoven filter fabric
Flotation8-in to 12-in diameter (depending on skirt depth) expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam contained in individually sealed float pockets
Top tensionA 5/16-in galvanized steel cable (9,800 lb breaking strength) contained in polyethylene tubes; located above the float
Bottom tension and ballast3/8-in galvanized steel chain (10,600 lb breaking strength); 1.41 lb/ft weight
End connectorsHigh-tensile-strength aluminum universal connector at float and top tension cable. ASTM 3/8-in stainless steel locking pins. Lacing grommets on reinforced fabric on skirt. Chain ends shackled section-to-section on the type III turbidity curtains. Tool-free connections. Aluminum stress plates at bottom corners.
Section length50 ft and 100 ft, standard
Skirt depthTo 100 ft; Can be tapered to conform to bottom profile.
Furling linesAvailable on request
Available accessoriesAnchor systems, ropes, marker buoys, solar-powered lights, repair kits.

Type 3 Heavy-Duty Turbidity Curtain with plain skirt

Type 3 Heavy-Duty Turbidity Curtain with filter fabric skirt

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