aquatic silt curtain at Gold Coast bridge construction

Aquatic silt curtains are a durable yet economic choice to control the settling of silt suspended in water, preventing these particles from spreading within the waterway. Aquatic silt curtains allow the water to pass through while capturing the particles. They are suited for use in dredging, excavation, piling operations, rock walling and other marine construction activities.

JJ Industries Aquatic Silt Curtains

JJ Industries specialize in the supply and installation of aquatic silt curtains. With JJ Industries aquatic silt curtains you have the ability to create an effective curtain barrier and ensure a safe passage for marine animals to pass under the curtain. The main principle of a silt curtain is to redirect the water towards the bottom of the ocean floor taking floating particles with it. Aquatic silt curtains allow water to filtrate through the curtain cloth while filtering out the other elements.

Water follows the path of least resistance. Consequently, when the water passes below the curtain, the hovering sediment is closer to the ocean floor. This causes it to fall out of suspension and settle to the ocean floor more rapidly. JJ Industries aquatic silt curtains principal design is to promote the settlement of particles without a large amount of disturbance to aquatic systems nearby.

Silt usually migrates within the first 2 meters of the water column from surface disruption. It’s imperative to control and settle the sediment so it has no impact on nearby aquatic systems.

The Gold Coast City Council are committed to protecting our flora and fauna. The following penalties may apply if silt management is not a priority; From 1 July 2017, offenses under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 can attract on-the-spot fines from $1892 for an individual to $9461 for a corporation. Serious or repeat offenders may be prosecuted through the courts where the maximum penalty will be $567,675 for an individual or $2,838,375 for a corporation. If a site is operating under a development approval, a breach of development approval conditions may result in an on-the-spot fine of $2523 for an individual and $12,615 for a corporation under the Planning Act 2016. Higher penalties apply if offenders are prosecuted through the courts where the maximum penalty will be $567,675 for an individual and $2,838,375 for a corporation.

Supply & Install of Aquatic Silt Curtains

With years of experience in the industry,  JJ Industries are adept at supplying our clients with the correct product to suit their needs. Before supplying our clients with an aquatic silt curtains, JJ Industries take into account, wind speeds, water flow, traffic, tides, depth and anything else that will affect your silt curtain.

JJ Industries have a range of silt curtains from short-term deployment to long-term deployment depending on your site requirements.  

Our silt curtains can be supplied in a variety of designs:

  • Class 1: Ideal for short-term use in calm water states.
  • Class 2: Medium risk applications with modest wind and/or water forces such as rivers and calm harbors. Skirt depths up to 6m.
  • Class 3: Suitable for harbor and open water sea states. Skirt depths up to 20m.
  • Heavy Duty / Permanent also known as Baffles: An engineered Silt Curtain designed for long-term deployment and rough conditions

Advantages of Aquatic Silt Curtains

  • Oil resistant and crumble free closed cell flotation
  • UV stabilized materials
  • Non-woven geotextile with 90-micron pore size and strong flow rate
  • Zipper and ASTM Z-connectors allow for easy handling and management
  • Strengthening webbing located across the curtain for added support
  • Long lasting high-quality components
  • Customisable as required for conditions
  • Depths up to 20m available
  • Handles and hardware for rapid deployment
  • Full product support

There are 6 main sections to Jay & Jay Industries Aquatic Silt Curtains

Flotation

Flotation consists of high density closed cell, polyethylene foam. These floats are weather resistant and oil resistant, ensuring continued flotation.

Anchor Points

Attachment points are present on all aluminum connectors via stainless steel eye nuts and furnished with a galvanized steel chain, attached with a bow shackle on one side of the skirt.

JJ Industries also offer the design and supply of anchoring for your chosen silt curtain. In the past JJ Industries have supplied a range of anchoring options; from a simple pre-formed concrete block to a fully engineered stainless steel anchor.

JJ Industries offer all ranges of involvement in the supply of silt curtains, from the simple supply of a silt curtain to working with our clients from the design stage to installation & removal.

We have been shipping standard and custom silt curtains all over globe for more than a decade. We have encountered numerous different, site, client and weather conditions. JJ Industries take pride in our knowledge and ability to assist our clients in all areas of their silt curtain needs.

Skirt

JJ Industries silt curtains are constructed using a 270gsm geotextile fabric but can be customized to site and customer requirements. The depth of silt curtain skirt is based on the information provided in the specifications and should take into account the fluctuation in tidal levels.

Strength Webbing

Webbing will be installed along each section of the curtain. One on the top of the float, one directly below the float and, for large curtains, one between the bottom ballast and skirt. The webbing will assist in supporting the forces placed on the curtain.

Connectors

Silt curtains (class 2) are connected using specially molded galvalised steel connectors to attach the float section of the curtain. These connectors provide strength and durability in the water. For offshore conditions, the option exists for heavy duty molded connectors to add strength. Heavy duty marine zipper is utilized to connect the lengths of the skirt which allows for identical sections of the curtain to be replaced if necessary. Bow shackles will be used to ensure the connection of curtains ballast chains.

Bottom Ballast

Silt curtains installed by Jay & Jay Industries are held in position by a galvanized chain along the length of the curtain. This ballast is sewn into a chain pocket at the base of the curtain during the manufacturing process.

 

A Sample Of Our Aquatic Silt Curtain Projects

The projects shown below employed aquatic silt curtains as part or whole of the project.

coffs harbour development silt curtains

Silt Curtain For Coffs Habour Boat Harbour Redevelopment

JJ Industries was approached by the Coffs Harbour City Council as part of tendering opportunity between us and 2 other companies.

aquatic silt curtains John Muntz

Silt Curtain For John Muntz Causeway

JJ Industries were contracted by Main Roads division Roadtek to design and supervise installation of aquatic sediment booms to prevent sediment and debris from bridge works escaping downstream.

gold coast light rail silt curtains

Silt Curtain For Gold Coast Light Rail

Silt curtain provided for Gold Coast City Council during construction of the light rail stage one.

marine containment silt curtain

Silt Curtain For Coomera River

JJ Industries was contracted by a large scale Property development company to design and install a solution for controlling run off into the Coomera River during construction.

gatton waste water plant silt curtains

Silt Curtain For Gatton Waste Water Plant

JJ Industries was contracted by Queensland Urban Utilities to supply and install a section of Silt and Sediment boom to act as a filter on the treatment ponds due to low levels of water.

boonah waste water silt curtains

Silt Curtain For Boonah Waste Water

JJ Industries was contracted by Thomas and Coffey as lead subcontractor for the design, construction and installation of a static waste pond baffle system.

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