Geomembranes Articles

  • The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics

    Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Improving Life-Cycle Performance with Pavement Interlayers

    In an environment of limited and decreasing budgets in the private and public sectors, it is increasingly important that investments made in pavement infrastructure are maximized to their fullest potential. Pavement interlayers, also known as geosynthetics, can be integrated into asphalt mix overlay applications to limit the intrusion of water and reduce the reflective cracking, thereby promoting ...


    By Nilex

  • What the Build America Bureau Means for Geosynthetics

    The Geosynthetic Materials Association anticipates higher demand for geosynthetics on the heels of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST act, and the recent addition of the Build America Bureau. The new group was created to support the $305 billion FAST Act, which provides long-term funding for U.S. infrastructure planning and ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Q&A with Karan Jalota, Application Specialist - Roads & Rail

    In 2004, Dr. J.P. Giroud and Dr. Jie Han advanced the field of geosynthetics when they published their methodology for applying geosynthetics in unpaved structures in the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. The methodology has since been adopted by the Federal Highway Administration in 2008, and is considered at the forefront among industry professionals. Karan Jalota, ...


    By Nilex

  • Millstone Manor Parking Lot Stabilization - Case Study

    Shallow utilities won’t get in the way of our high strength woven geotextile’s ability to stabilize this parking lot. Millstone Manor, an apartment complex located right next to the Ogden River at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, had been having difficulty stabilizing their parking areas for years. Due to its proximity to a water source and resulting soil types, the CBR ...


    By Nilex

  • Designing A Better Alternative for Post-Closure Care

    After a landfill has reached the end of its service phase, federal law requires owners to install a final soil cover and maintain it over the next 30 years. This is the traditional strategy that most landfill owners employ and represents a significant cost of business. When all the layers are tallied together, the capping and post-closure period can cost up to $400,000 for a small, 100-acre ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • 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.” ...


    By Nilex

  • The Lighter Side of Geomembranes

    Geomembrane installations often cover substantial areas. Landfill cells pose enormous footprints. Oil and gas pits, industrial processing ponds, and wastewater containment ponds are large installations too, and each year they tend to be built a little larger. The scaling up of these facilities is not just a matter of achieving better operational economics for the ...


    By Nilex

  • GTI cover system helps Vallejo sanitation and flood control district streamline its plant operation - case study

    Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) was selected to design and build a new retractable, structurally supported geomembrane cover system for Vallejo. This cover system consisted of a composite sheet of high-strength, coated fabric tensioned across a series of low-profile aluminum arches which span the tank opening. Intermediate aluminum walkways spanning the tank were used to divide the fabric ...

  • Crescent Duck gets its ducks in a row with GTI cover system - case study

    Crescent Duck, in coordination with its engineering consultants at Applied Technologies, Inc., contacted Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) for advice on replacing the damaged cover. As part of its research efforts, Crescent Duck visited another plant that had installed a GTI insulated gas collection cover and saw the quality and durability of the product first-hand. This site visit, combined ...

  • Road Over Sensitive Groundwater Areas - Case Study

    When constructing or extending new roads, the responsible designers and contractors are increasingly faced with the task of preventing soil contamination. Therefore, measures for the protection of the groundwater are necessary in more and more cases. The corresponding requirements and specifications for such measurements are regulated in the "guide-line for constructional measurements of roads in ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • DHL logistics campus ground water protection case study

    When the massive logistics campus in Unna begins operations in the near future, it will change the face of the region. Approx. 350 people will be working in the massive 90,000 square meter hall helping two million pallets annually get to their proper destination. The facility requires proper safeguards especially with regards to chemical materials. The leading international logistics company DHL ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Construction of a road tunnel on the Autobahn A38 case study

    Umbrella lining with Carbfol Today's modern traffic tunnels are increasingly being planned with a projected functionality for over 100 years – despite difficult geological and engineering conditions. The overriding objective of tunnel construction is the protection against the effects of groundwater and penetrating water. The local conditions at the highway tunnel construction site on ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Taking Geosynthetics CQA To - New Heights - Case Study

    For years, the geosynthetics Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) industry has struggled to find a cost-effective, accurate, and sustainable solution to data collection, validation and review. Since the inception of geosynthetics CQA, the challenge with CQA has been to obtain all the required data in a logical, efficient and error free manner while insuring that the project construction and data ...


    By CQA Solutions Ltd

  • Locating Leaks in Geomembrane Liners of Landfills Covered With a Protective Soil

    ABSTRACT The electrical leak location method was used to locate leaks in the geomembrane liners of single-lined and double-lined landfills covered with a protective soil cover. The landfills ranged in size from 0.40 hectare (one-acre) to 3.2 hectares (eight-acre). Water in the leak detection system under the primary liner indicated the primary liners were leaking. The principal of ...

  • Costs and Benefits of Geomembrane Liner Installation CQA

    ABSTRACT Because the cost of third-party construction quality assurance (CQA) of geomembrane liner installations is typically comparable to the cost of the geomembrane liner, CQA must be optimized to obtain the most benefit for the owner, rate payers, and environment. A regulation-based CQA protocol usually includes testing the material, observing the quality control (QC) program of the ...

  • Performance-Based Specification Of Electrical Leak Location Surveys For Geomembrane Liners

    ABSTRACT Electrical leak location surveys can be a crucial part of the final quality control of geomembrane liner installations. The method has been offered as a commercial service since 1985 and is the only practical test method that can find holes in the liner after protective soil cover is put on the liner. During the past fourteen years the test method has been used on a wide variety of ...

  • Orana WTS emergency pond - case study

    Lining Tech have successfully completed subcontract geosynthetic lining works for Ostwald Bros on an Origin Energy APLNG emergency Pond in Orana, Queensland. The project included: Installation of 36,000m2 of a 1.5mm HDPE geomembrane liner Installation of HDPE level indicators to pond Fabrication and installation of HDPE access ladders Fabrication of HDPE sand tubes to ...

  • Slurry Lagoon Mountmellick - case study

    Lining Tech have completed lining works to construct a cost efficient 1,000,000 gallon geomembrane lined slurry lagoon in Mountmellick, County Laois. Works included the installation of a 2.5mm smooth HDPE liner in accordance with the Department of agriculture's specification S126 for geomembrane lined slurry lagoon. Works also included the fabrication and sealing of five pipe boot details around ...

  • Electrical Leak Location Arc Tester to Revolutionize Liner Quality

    New equipment has been developed that behaves like a spark tester, but doesn’t have to be performed on conductive-backed geomembrane.  It has the same requirements as the water puddle and water lance methods in terms of a conductive layer underlying the geomembrane, including soil.  It is not a spark tester, which is used exclusively on conductive-backed geomembrane; yet, it ...


    By TRI Liner Integrity Services

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