PROTECTION OF LIQUID STORAGE TANKS
Preventing leakage from underground storage tanks is crucial to both prevent contamination of downgradient water supplier and the protection of the content of the system.
Liquid storage systems are often polymeric geomembrane liners which can be subject to potential damage during the construction process. A geomembrane should also be protected against puncture, ultra violet degradation, thermal and localised stress and stress concentrations. These include indentations that lead to stress cracking. The most effective method of protecting a geomembrane has been proven to be a thick geotextile or Geocomposite layer.
GEOfabrics’ HPS geotextiles provide effective protection from both short term installation damage and long term stress to the membrane. GEOfabrics’ FMF range of composites allows for the installation of an all in one factory produced composite providing a membrane with added protection.
Applications where these systems are used include:
- Underground storage tanks
- Pond Liners
- Canal Liners