Leak Location Suite (LLS)from Waste Industry Products
Geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax (Varennes, QC) has launched a Leak Location Suite (LLS) that raises the bar on electric liner integrity (ELI) surveys. Solmax’s LLS aims to raise standards with its advanced approach, building repeatable liner testing and remediation into containment design. Solmax’s innovative Leak Location Suite comprises a customizable conductive liner, patented Iso-wedge installation tool and spark tester. The value lies in the conductive bottom surface of the liner. It enables ELI testing of covered or exposed geomembranes without the addition of a physical conductive layer — i.e., flooding the substrate or hydrating the subgrade, which can be costly, logistically difficult, and may require subsequent removal and containment of the water waste. What makes this LLS innovative is that the Solmax Leak Location Conductive Liner can be tailored to the needs of the application, because it comprises a co-extruded HDPE or LLDPE. The bottom layer is made of electrically conductive carbon black, but the top layer can be smooth or textured, white, black or green. The Iso-wedge is specially designed to ensure that conductive geomembranes are effectively welded together and that the exposed upper seam flap is reliably isolated from the bottom panel. The S-100 Spark Tester is specifically designed to enable fast, accurate ELI surveys (Spark Tests) on exposed conductive membranes—even on the most challenging surfaces. Regular liner integrity testing will ensure reliable containment of waste, helping companies minimize leakage and avoid penalties. But there is more to this than just the threat of environmental contamination. Leaks can lead to geotechnical issues, causing erosion of the underlying subgrade and/or slope instability, which can put the entire investment at risk. For more information, visit www.solmax.com.