MURLAC FLOATING SILT & TURBIDITY CURTAINS
Murlac Floating Silt Curtains, otherwise known as Silt Nets or Turbidity Curtains are manufactured by Murlac using a range of geotextile and PVC materials and are available in a range of sizes depending on the site requirements. Murlac Floating Silt Curtains are available for both hire or sale and are readily available from stock in a range of sizes or custom units can be made quickly if required. We will not be beaten on quality or price.
- Any depth from 250mm to 25m
- Any length, multiple units can be joined together
- Stitched Geotexilte or RF Welded pvc or combination units
- Flow panels available
- Integrated foam buoyancy and chain ballast weight
COMPLETE TURNKEY SOLUTIONS
- Consultation and Design
- Hire & Sale
- Worldwide shipping
- Worldwide Installation and Removal Service
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO DISCUSS YOUR FLOATING SILT CURTAIN REQUIREMENTS PLEASE CONTACT US
WHAT ARE FLOATING SILT CURTAINS?
Murlac floating silt curtains are designed to control and manage sediment flow within water.
In brief, Murlac floating silt curtains consist of a top flotation pocket using an environmentally safe and 100% recyclable closed cell foam. In addition to foam buoyancy we can manufacture our PVC range of silt curtains to be air filled.
Below the foam buoyancy pocket of the silt curtain is the curtain itself. We use a range of materials for manufacturing our floating silt curtains in the UK and USA, mainly PVC and woven geotextile. Other suppliers of silt curtains may supply ‘permeable geotextile silt curtains’, however geotextile silt curtains are not permeable as the pores within the geotextile which the manufacturers specification advise a water permeability rate quickly blind with the sediment resulting quite quickly in the curtain becoming impervious. Where a flow is required through the silt curtain, Murlac can frequency weld into PVC or stitch into geotextile materials a PVC mesh which will allow a flow of water through without blinding. It must be noted that the pore opening size of the mesh will allow a large amount of sediment to pass through the curtain at the same time.
At the bottom of the ‘curtain’ is a ballast pocket, where chain is used as a ballast weight to hold the curtain down in the water. Every 5m or closer if required are d-shackles for attaching additional weight and anchors.
In fast flowing water the bottom of the curtain will kick up to allow the water flow to pass under the silt curtain whilst forcing the sediment to be forced down assisting in the sediment control process.
We offer a floating silt curtain installation service worldwide, providing trained operatives with construction and industry accreditation as standard.
HIRE AND PURCHASE OF SILT CURTAINS
Silt curtains from Murlac are available to purchase and hire for both long and short term projects. We also offer a buyback on floating silt curtains at the end of the project to ensure that you get the most competitive rates for the world’s premier silt curtains without a premier price.
SUGGESTED CURTAIN CHOICE AND MATERIAL CONSTRAINTS
Our floating silt or turbidity curtains can be made to any length and depth using a range of materials depending on the site conditions. The table below should be used as a guide, however it is always best to call us at Murlacto discuss your project and ensure that the correct type and size of silt curtain is used for your project.
|Silt Curtain Type||Standard Depths||Suggested Max Depth||Suggested Max Length|
|Geotextile||1m, 2m, 4m||9m||30m|
|Re-enforced Geotextile||1m, 2m, 4m, 9m||14m||30m|
|PVC||1m, 2m, 5m, 8m||35m||20m|
|PVC / Geotextile||1.5m, 2.5m, 5.5m||20m||20m|
|PVC with flow panels||5m, 8m, 11m||35m||20m|
Our floating silt or turbidity curtains can be made to any length and depth using a range of materials depending on the site conditions. The table below can be used as a guide, however it is always best to call us at Murlac to discuss your project and ensure that the correct type and size of silt curtain is used for your project.
JOINING SILT CURTAINS TOGETHER
All of our floating silt curtains are supplied with webbing and eyelets top to bottom at both ends. Silt curtains of different lengths, depths and material can be universally joined together using a very simple lacing method. Where a complete seal is required we are able to supply panel ends which connect two silt curtains together and ensure that there is no gap between the units.
MANUFACTURING HEALTH & SAFETY
Murlac strives to achieve ‘best practice’ when it comes to health and safety, and takes the view that health and safety starts when we manufacture our silt curtains.
We high frequency weld our pvc silt curtains as this gives a stronger and more durable weld compared to hot air or wedge welding. During our manufacturing process where we high frequency weld no SHVC (substances of very high concern) are released. These are present in the all PVC panama materials to prolong the life and durability of the material.
To ensure that Murlac can service the needs of its customers whilst complying with legislation, we have a large stock of both hire and new silt curtains ready for immediate despatch using our own internal transport or Pallet Force. Orders received before 4pm can be despatch the same day for next day delivery within the UK, 72 hours in the USA and within days worldwide. If required providing that the size you require is in stock, even if it is not in stock we will do our up-most to ensure that we deliver to our customer’s time-scales.
FULL TURN KEY FLOATING SILT CURTAIN SOLUTION
Murlac provides a comprehensive service, from survey design through to manufacturing and delivery to completing the installation, ensuring the correct Health and Safety considerations are in place. We manage every part of your project so you can concentrate on other important details. With Murlac you only need to deal with one company which ensures that your event or project is a complete success and as there are no middle-men, the price savings can be considerable without reducing the efficiency or the quality of our products and service.