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Turbidity Barrier

Type 3 Floating Turbidity Barrier

The type 3 turbidity barrier is designed to provide turbidity control for strong water locations that have significant waves, tides, and currents. The type 3 turbidity curtain has durable features that include a strong 22 oz PVC fabric, large flotations that provide buoyancy, and heavy duty steel components to better withstand harsh site conditions.

Turbidity Barrier Type 3 Features

  • Yellow PVC fabric
  • Exceeds state DOT requirements
  • Extra durable for strong waters

Turbidity Barrier Type 3 Benefits

  • Helps control sediment water pollution
  • Keeps sites compliant
  • Customizable

Type 3 Turbidity Barrier Product Details

TYPE 3 DOT Turbidity Curtain

The type III DOT turbidity curtain is USA made to meet or exceed state and federal Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for demanding conditions such as waves, fast water currents, or tides. Constructed with the increased strength of the floating turbidity barrier components make them perfect for longer term, intercoastal type projects. Manufactured with strong, reliable components, the DOT type 3 turbidity barrier is the go-to solution to contain silt, turbidity, and displaced sediment around your job site. Controlling turbidity in water with a floating turbidity barrier is important for controlling the effects of sediment water pollution. Taking a regular turbidity measurement will help you determine how well your floating turbidity barrier is performing. Need pricing? No problem! Simply call our knowledgeable team at 863-261-8388.

TYPE 3 Heavy Duty Turbidity Curtain

The type 3 heavy duty turbidity barrier or turbidity curtain is the strongest silt barrier that we manufacture. This heavy-duty floating turbidity barrier is constructed using a 22oz PVC fabric, a 12" square floatation, and heavier 3/8" chain. Perfect for those locations having strong waves and currents of 1.5 knots, the type 3 HD turbidity curtain is the right solution. It is available in lengths of 50' and a depth of 3' to 100'.

TYPE 3 Heavy Duty Permeable Turbidity Curtain

One Clarion Type 3 HD Permeable turbidity barrier has the same strong components of the heavy duty turbidity barrier with the added benefit of a monofilament filter sewn into the skirt. The geotextile filter reduces the stress load on the turbidity curtain resulting in a longer life span of the silt curtain. Designed to work in more severe conditions such as fast water, currents up to 1.5 knots, locations with strong waves and other adverse conditions. Heavy duty permeable type 3 turbidity curtain is the perfect solution for such applications as inter-coastal projects, dredging sites, longer term projects, and projects in bays or harbors that are affected by high winds and strong waves.

For additional sizes and to see our Type 1 and Type 3 curtain options, visit our turbidity curtain models page, or call One Clarion at 1-863-261-8388.

Type 3 Turbidity Curtain Specifications

TYPE 3 DOT Turbidity Curtain Specifications

Length 50 or 100 ft.
Depth 3 to 20 ft.
Section Conntectors Grommets
Top Connector Steel Plate
Fabric 18 oz. PVC
Floatation 6 or 8 in. Float
Ballast 5/16 in. Steel Ballast Chain
Tension Cable 5/16 in. Cable
*Custom Sizes and Hardware Available

TYPE 3 Heavy Duty Turbidity Curtain Specifications

Length 50 or 100 ft.
Depth 3 to 100 ft.
Section Conntectors Grommets
Top Connector Universal Bulk Connectors
Fabric 22 oz. PVC
Floatation 12 in. Float
Ballast 3/8 in. Steel Ballast Chain
Tension Cable 5/16 in. Dual Tension Cables
*Custom Sizes and Hardware Available

TYPE 3 Heavy Duty Permeable Turbidity Curtain Specifications

Length 50 or 100 ft.
Depth 3 to 100 ft.
Section Conntectors Grommets
Top Connector Universal Bulk Connectors
Fabric 22 oz. PVC
Monofilament Fabric
Floatation 12 in. Float
Ballast 3/8 in. Steel Ballast Chain
Tension Cable 5/16 in. Steel Ballast Chain
*Custom Sizes and Hardware Available

Type 3 Turbidity Barrier Applications

The type III turbidity barrier is recommended for use in locations with a current up to 1.5 knots, and for long term, intercoastal, dredging, or remediation projects. All One Clarion turbidity barriers are manufactured in the USA. Components that make up the type 3 turbidity curtain include: dual tension cables, thick steel ballast chain, and a strong PVC material. The One Clarion type 3 turbidity curtain is by design our toughest floating turbidity barrier.

Water conditions and site layout play a big part in deciding which job sites require a Type III Silt Curtain. Water velocity, size of waves, wind speed and direction, tides, and project duration all are factored into the decision. One Clarion recommends type 3 turbidity curtain for other applications as well. Sites for bays or harbors that are severely affected by wind and waves and long term projects can benefit from the use of type 3 turbidity curtains.

Turbidity Barrier Frequently Asked Questions

The strongest floating turbidity barrier available is the heavy duty type 3 turbidity curtain. It is meant for use in the most demanding water conditions such as high wind, strong currents, and high, frequent waves. This type of floating turbidity barrier is great for limiting sediment water pollution, which can cause problems for different ecosystems. If you need help taking a turbidity measurement, call one of our knowledgeable product specialists at 863-261-8388. We would be happy to help.

The standard length for turbidity barriers is 50' or 100' sections. The standard depth is anywhere from 3' up to 100' depending on site conditions. Custom sizing is available, and the depth can be adjusted with reefing lines.