NSF 61 Certification and Compliance for Potable Water Geomembranes

Posted by Felon Wilson on Mar 7, 2022 1:08:46 PM

The quality of the water we drink is pretty important. We assume we are protected by regulations that maintain high standards in our water, especially with the increasing use of geomembranes in potable water applications. But do all geomembranes comply? This blog will look at drinking water standards as they apply to geomembranes and how compliance should occur.

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4 Potential Stresses and the 3 Strategies for Preventing Geomembrane Mechanical Failure

Posted by Felon Wilson on Feb 15, 2022 9:29:46 AM


Many engineers would argue that geomembranes are only fluid barriers and are not meant to be load bearing in any manner. All loads should be carried by geosynthetic counterparts, such as geotextiles, geogrids, etc., that are placed over and under the geomembrane. However, from a materials and installation standpoint, it is virtually impossible to transmit all load to the adjacent layers. Additionally, it is not usually cost-effective to build a heavily redundant composite system that takes all mechanical bearing off the geomembrane.

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Part 2: Five Causes of Cold Weather Geomembrane Failures

Posted by Felon Wilson on Jan 24, 2022 8:24:30 AM

Designing Geomembranes in Cold Environments
In this two-part series, we’ll review common cold crack index testing for geomembranes and field failure scenarios under cold conditions.

Two Part Blog:

Part 1: Evaluating Geomembrane Cold Crack Testing Data

Part 2: Five Causes of Cold Weather Geomembrane Failures

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ASCE’s 2022 Growth Projections and Four Areas Where Geomembranes Will Follow the Growth

Posted by Felon Wilson on Jan 17, 2022 9:15:00 AM

In yet another sign of improvement in our economy, ASCE is predicting strong growth in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry starting in 2022.

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Part 1: Evaluating Geomembrane Cold Crack Testing Data

Posted by Felon Wilson on Jan 10, 2022 9:31:44 AM

Designing Geomembranes in Cold Environments.

In this two-part series, we’ll review common cold crack index testing for geomembranes and field failure scenarios under cold conditions.

Two Part Blog:

Part 1: Evaluating Geomembrane Cold Crack Testing Data

Part 2: Five Causes of Cold Weather Geomembrane Failures

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Part 2: Quantifying Additional Geomembrane Installation Costs

Posted by Felon Wilson on Nov 22, 2021 8:13:28 AM

What are the Major Neglected costs in your Geomembrane Installation?

Two Part Blog:

Part 1: 4 Commonly Identified Geomembrane Costs
Part 2: Quantifying Additional Geomembrane Installation Costs

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Part 1: 4 Commonly Identified Geomembrane Costs

Posted by Felon Wilson on Nov 8, 2021 10:33:34 AM

What are the Major Neglected costs in your Geomembrane Installation?

Two Part Blog:

Part 1: 4 Commonly Identified Geomembrane Costs
Part 2: Quantifying Additional Geomembrane Installation Costs

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Two Examples of How to Overcome Differential Water Levels in Geomembrane Applications

Posted by Felon Wilson on Oct 18, 2021 8:17:20 AM

Many in the geosynthetic industry believe a geomembrane is only a fluid barrier and, in theory, needs very little strength. Any strength requirements are met by ancillary means, such as additional geosynthetic members or other load-bearing members. But few installations can be assured—with complete certainty—that they will not require some load bearing from the geomembrane itself.

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Part 3: Five Pieces of Data That Will Give Higher Assurances of Chemical Compatibility When Selecting a Geomembrane

Posted by Felon Wilson on Oct 11, 2021 4:14:27 PM

Three-Part Series: Understanding and ensuring proper geomembrane chemical resistance

Knowing the importance of chemical resistance data, how do you know what the most reliable information is?

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