3 Common Geomembrane Failure Mechanisms

Posted by XR Geomembranes on Oct 17, 2019 2:38:00 PM

Geomembranes can fail for a variety of reasons. A failure in a geomembrane can result in serious damage to the surrounding environment and ecosystem. In order to help keep your geomembrane performing at its best. Here are three common geomembrane failure mechanisms to keep in mind.

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Why EIA Outperforms All Other Geomembranes in Chlorine Resistance

Posted by Alan Strecker on Sep 25, 2019 10:03:00 AM

Ethylene interpolymer alloy (EIA) has demonstrated superior chlorine resistance and has gained widespread acceptance in the geomembrane market as a result. So what exactly are EIA Geomembranes and the properties that afford them superior chlorine resistance?

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Why the 3 Largest Naval Fuel Depots Use Geomembranes for Oil Containment

Posted by Felon Wilson on Sep 12, 2019 3:21:00 PM

The three largest Naval Fuel Depots in the world rely on a flexible geomembrane for secondary oil containment for fuel storage. Secondary containment is provided both under the floors of the tanks and lining the fuel spill containment berms.

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Should Geomembranes Be Buried?

Posted by Felon Wilson on Aug 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

There are pros and cons to either leaving a geomembrane liner exposed (no cover) or burying it (complete cover). Let’s look at the issues.

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Impoundment Liners: Which One Is Right for Your Application?

Posted by Sue Uhler on Aug 8, 2019 10:22:00 AM


Geomembrane liners are often used in impoundments to prevent the migration of wastes out of the impoundment to the adjacent subsurface soil, groundwater, or surface water. Impoundment liners are used significantly in the energy industry to contain fresh water and wastewater, drilling waste, evaporation pits, and coal ash. Geomembrane liners used in these types of applications are made from a wide range of polymeric materials and different types of constructions.

How do you choose the right one for your exact application? In order to prevent contamination of the surrounding environment, careful consideration must be given to determine the best high-performance geomembrane liner that meets the precise requirements of the impoundment.

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Top 3 Applications for Reinforced Geomembranes

Posted by XR Geomembranes on Jul 24, 2019 10:46:00 AM

Reinforced geomembranes can be specified in a variety of scenarios, from floating covers to secondary containment liners. Highlighted below are three of the most common reinforced geomembrane applications.

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Specifying a Geomembrane

Posted by Felon Wilson on Jul 15, 2019 9:20:00 AM

There are many uses of geomembrane liners. They can be used for floating baffles, secondary containment, wastewater impoundments, and more. It’s easy to bypass the important items and make blunders when selecting and specifying a geomembrane. Below are the five biggest mistakes in the selection process and how to avoid them:

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3 Reasons to Specify a Geomembrane Liner Instead of Natural Clay

Posted by Bill Shehane on Jun 26, 2019 9:37:00 AM

When designing a pond or lagoon, preventing leaks is a major concern. However, determining the best geomembrane liner for your project can be an extremely daunting task. You have to decide between reinforced and unreinforced geomembranes, which material and thickness is best, and between a myriad of other physical properties that could play a part in the success of your project. As a result, people oftentimes choose a natural clay liner because it is the less complicated choice.

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Best Methods to Address Waves & Wrinkles in a Geomembrane Liner

Posted by XR Geomembranes on Jun 12, 2019 9:06:00 AM

Dr. Robert Koerner, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Drexel University, is a highly respected professional in both the geosynthetic and engineering communities. In his webinar, “Wave (or Wrinkle),” Koerner covers unreinforced geomembranes, such as HDPE, and how geomembrane waves or wrinkles can be somewhat prevented and/or fixed. Here is an overview of the webinar:

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