Raufoss Composites A/S opened a new manufacturing facility in the town of Raufoss for the manufacture of LPG containers from a fibre-reinforced composite material. The process involves the use of styrene and it was essential to the company to avoid odours in the plant environs. A VOCSIDIZER was installed and the VOCs and odours are removed to ensure that odours from the plant have no local environmental impact.
Comparing nonreinforced and internally reinforced GCL
Water is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, eroding everything from continents to human-made wonders. Water is also a vector by which contaminants spread from landfills and other waste reservoirs. Therefore, creating effective water seals has been a top concern in construction. For many years, factory-fabricated clay products have been the barrier of choice against water and other migrating liquids. While the traditional tools have been useful, innovations with geosynthetic clay liners (GCL) have...
High Performance Fiber Reinforced Asphalt Cement - Case Study
Quantity of FRAC: 1500 Ton Equivalents (TE)Fiber Mixing Days: 2 Vulcan Materials Company, the largest producer of construction aggregates in the nation, had an upcoming job they knew would benefit from ACE Fiber. The Company’s Phoenix division turned to Surface Tech to provide the additive for a 1,500-ton resurface of the Christown Spectrum Mall parking lot in Phoenix, AZ. With Cactus Paving as the contractor, the job took two days to complete. CBC Engineering of Ohio performed the mix at Vulcan’s...
Tickville Gulch Turf Reinforcement Mats - Case Study
The Vmax SC250 Turf Reinforcement Mat provides a revegetation option able to withstand FEMA-set high flow rates A drainage canal serving several farms and registered as a U.S. Waterway needed to be redirected to accommodate new development. Federal regulations and soft soils throughout the project area required special considerations for the channel lining and material anchoring. Challenge Potato fields are great for growing potatoes, but their soft soils are tricky for almost everything else. With Federal...
Watch your Language! Geosynthetics vs Traditional Materials
During GeoAmericas 2016, Dr. Neil Dixon’s sustainability keynote touched upon many topics for the future of geosynthetics. While sustainability drove most of the lecture, a few of his ideas simply approached how the field positioned itself in the marketplace. He suggested, for example, moving the field away from isolating language like “versus traditional materials.” With 40+ years of projects that document how and why geosynthetics have become indispensible to modern infrastructure, why do...
Reinforced Soil within a Retaining wall provides solution for a factory site in Goa
In order to ensure stability, Maccaferri India installs the MacRES Reinforced Soil (RS) wall system with concrete panel fascia and ParaWeb soil reinforcement into the Goa Industrial Construction site. Watson Pharma Pvt. Ltd. a global pharmaceutical company proposed to build a full fledged manufacturing unit at Verna, Goa. Verna Industrial Estate is located approximately 10 km north of the South Goa district headquarters Margoa. Modifying soil slope angles beyond their natural angle of repose, can lead to slope...