Bill Shehane

Bill is the Geomembrane Market Manager at Seaman Corporation.

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Celebrating clean, safe drinking water.

Posted by Bill Shehane on May 2, 2022 8:41:00 AM

Nearly 90% of the US population gets it’s drinking water from a public water system (PWS), that treats, stores and distributes the water.

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Geomembrane Cost Explained: Initial Cost Isn’t Lifetime Cost

Posted by Bill Shehane on Dec 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It’s easy to lose sight of the big picture when you are specifying a geomembrane. There are numerous factors one must consider in order to choose the best fit for your application, however lifetime cost is often overlooked.

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Geomembrane Inspection & Maintenance Plan: 4 Steps to Ensure Success

Posted by Bill Shehane on Oct 31, 2019 9:58:00 AM

Performing regular geomembrane inspections (where applicable) is critical and necessary for a successful long-term installation. Ongoing inspections can minimize field repairs and also prevent premature failure.

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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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Factory Vs. Field Geomembrane Seams: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Bill Shehane on Dec 13, 2018 1:40:22 PM

Typically there are two types of geomembranes: flexible membrane liners and rigid geomembranes. With flexible geomembrane liners, large panels can be prefabricated in a factory prior to being delivered to a job site. Rigid membranes, on the other hand, need to be shipped to job sites before their geomembrane seams are joined together. So what difference does it make?

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Geomembranes Meet a Variety of Needs for Railroads

Posted by Bill Shehane on Dec 14, 2017 2:07:32 PM

Geomembranes have played a key role in keeping railroads compliant with environmental regulations for a number of years, most prevalently in the role of spill containment in rail yards.

Containing fuel spills and chemical discharges is mandated by parts of the Clean Water Act—specifically the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulation.

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The Vital Role of Geomembranes in Modern Infrastructure Projects

Posted by Bill Shehane on Jun 28, 2017 1:54:49 PM

The state of California recently announced a massive infrastructure spending plan. This is likely to be the start of a national trend as politicians on both sides of the aisle recognize critical infrastructure improvements are needed from coast to coast.

Increasingly, geomembranes have helped make infrastructure projects more durable and cost-effective. Geomembranes have been used in a variety of applications for decades, but within the last 20 years they have become important elements to transportation infrastructure projects.

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Environmental Regulations Bring Containment to the Forefront

Posted by Bill Shehane on Apr 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Recent studies have demonstrated heavy metals and other toxins seep from unlined ponds into groundwater,  causing environmental damage and posing health risks. Now, dozens of companies in industries like power generation involving coal ash are scrambling to quickly and effectively place geomembrane liners in their ponds to protect groundwater. 

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Geomembrane Comparisons: Why Thicker Is Not Always Better

Posted by Bill Shehane on Jan 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There are many misconceptions across the geomembrane industry about what constitutes an optimally manufactured geomembrane. One of the most prominent relates to their required thickness, which often leads to a common topic of deliberation among geomembrane experts and engineers: “Is a thicker membrane actually better?”

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