Waterborne fragments and heavy particles can quickly traverse large distances in periods of rainfall due to accelerated water current velocities, in creeks, rivers and canals. This is something of particular concern in a region that receives a considerable amount of wet weather, such as Melbourne.
The final barrier for these particulates also called turbidity, is known as a floating silt/sediment curtain or turbidity curtain.
Considerations which are typically neglected by the unskilled are often crucial to ensuring a successful installation.
A common misunderstanding is that the depth that the curtain falls to is the only factor that matters, when in fact there are many other important considerations that must be taken into account such as tidal flow speed and flow volume, along with wind speed and wind direction, among others.
These considerations are just for the curtain alone. Other aspects that must be scrutinised include anchor points, deployment direction and land fixings.
With so many essential details to be mindful of, it’s wise to leave the design and installation of Floating Silt Curtains to the professionals. When you contact the team at Advanced Environmental Services, we’ll discuss your requirements and develop a cost efficient supply and installation package that accommodates your needs.
Getting this right can save you a small fortune.
If you have an EMP or drawings describing what you seek to accomplish on your worksite in Melbourne or adjoining waterway, upload it via our contact page and we’ll be in touch shortly.