Our Floating Baffles Floating Baffles Boonahcreate systems that offer an easy, flexible and economical way to improve efficiency and effectiveness of a maturation pond, lagoon, settling basin or any other body of quiescent water. These Floating Baffle Curtains are designed and installed with the specific purpose of controlling or directing water flows for your project requirements.

Effectiveness of a Floating Baffle System

diagram showing installation of bafflesOnce installed, Floating Baffles redirect flows around the baffle. The baffles act like curtains in the water. The water is forced to follow the path dictated by the installed baffle curtains in a snake like flow rather than flowing in a more direct path form inlet to outlet. This is improved hydraulic retention time (HRT).

Floating Baffles are an economical option that will:

  • increase retention time,
  • reduce biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and
  • lower total suspended solids (TSS).

Achieving the above for any baffle application significantly improve effectiveness of your pond or dam.

Baffles normally extend the full depth of the pond. Optional windows can be incorporated into the design.

High Quality Materials and Components

Chatoyer uses only the highest quality geomembrane fabrics, internal closed cell or external bolt on floats, continuous chain ballast and other stainless steel hardware.  Chatoyer can offer advice on mooring, anchoring systems and buoys.

Technical Baffle Design

Working directly with your engineering and technical teams, Chatoyer Floating Baffles are constructed to your exact engineering requirements generating the optimum waterway performance within your pond system.

Each baffle curtain is customised and built to suit your project and environment with project life spans of up to 20 years. Baffles can also be built into enclosed spaces, such as concrete or steel storage tanks, to provide the necessary detention time with the desired flow through path for finished water prior to delivery to the distribution system.

Industries where our systems have been installed include oil & gas, mining, urban water utilities and industrial waste water treatment plants. Our design team offers advice and provides technical drawings for each project.

Floating Baffles – Supply and Install

Floating Baffle Installation in large damThe Floating Baffle systems can either be supplied alone or as part of a package that includes contracting with a qualified installer.

Floating Baffle systems require routine maintenance and inspection. A program must be developed to sustain the system through it’s project life. These semi annual or annual routine checks are supported by a detailed checklist and report.

Since 2009, our floating baffles have been installed in numerous municipal, mining and industrial scenarios around Australia. Click here for recent case studies.


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