Triton® Geotextile Tubes
Triton® Geotextile Tubes are stronger and more durable than tubes made from conventional woven fabrics. They’re manufactured from a high-tenacity polyester yarn using a weft insertion knitting (WIK) process, which prevents the yarns from becoming crimped. The yarns achieve full tensile strength when subjected to loads without the constricting deformations common to conventionally woven products. As a result, Triton Geotextile Tubes can typically be pumped longer than conventional tube products.
Because WIK fabrics incorporate a lightweight, nonwoven geotextile backing, Triton Geotextile Tubes can contain even fine-grained, highly organic materials; effluents with less than 50 ppm total suspended solids (TSS) are not uncommon. Runoff from these tubes can generally comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations.
Research and field experience have demonstrated that due to the WIK process, flow rates for Triton Geotextile Tube fabrics remain constant even under peak tensile loadings. Consistent high flow rates result in faster dewatering and reduced labor requirements on-site. Field tests and experience have also shown that Triton Geotextile Tubes are effective at dewatering a wide range of fine-grained sludge materials.