GSE Environmental Awarded High Temperature Geomembrane Patent

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Four years ago, GSE Environmental formally announced the development of polyethylene geomembranes for use in applications with prolonged exposure to temperatures above 60°C (140°F). Now, the company has been awarded US Patent No. 9,518,176 B2 for its High Temperature Geomembrane Liners and Master Batch Compositions. The newest addition to the series, GSE High Temperature Liner, is engineered to wi... »

VIDEO: Service Life Advantages of Road Building on Geosynthetics

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In its latest animation, TenCate Geosynthetics profiles how road building with geosynthetics can extend service lives up to 10x. The 1 minute, 37 second video shows design with TenCate Mirafi® RSi materials versus designs without geosynthetics over a simulated 50-year period. The video uses animation to show weather and traffic patterns cycles and how different roadway systems—with geosynthetics, ... »

6-Year Update: Frost Heave Mitigation for Alaskan Highway

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By TenCate Geosynthetics – A woven geosynthetic (Mirafi® H2Ri) was installed on the Dalton Highway in northern Alaska. The work was part of a research project being conducted by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The heavily instrumented test section, which sought to reduce frost heave and boils, was installed on a stretch of highway called Beaver Slide. Beaver Slide was a well-known problem spot... »

VIDEO: ACE Geosynthetics’ International Projects

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ACE Geosynthetics uploaded a video to YouTube (12 March 2014) showing its international utilization of geotextile tubes, its secondary containment system, and its geotextile-based, concrete-filled revetment and scour protection product. Project images include beach renourishment, shoreline restoration, container yard construction, sewage and sludge dewatering, industrial dewatering, canal construc... »

Layfield Awarded Major Enbridge Project

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EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada – Layfield Environmental Systems is pleased to announce the recent award of a contract to supply and install 105,000 m2 of Enviro Liner® 6040HD in a secondary containment application for Enbridge’s South Edmonton Terminal Expansion Project. Layfield was awarded the contract due in part to their superior performing Enviro Liner® 6040HD geomembrane. The product met th... »

Latest Geofabrics Journal Focuses on Oil and Gas

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), coal seam gas, containment ponds, and access road stability are just a few of the oil and gas issues profiled in the latest issue of Geofabrics Journal. DOWNLOAD THE ISSUE (PDF) Published in late January 2014 by Geofabrics Australasia, the new issue provides a broad view of the various ways in which geosynthetics are being utilized in the Australian oil and gas field. ... »

EMPLOYMENT: CQA Market Development in Mining, Energy, and Waste

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CQA Solutions, Ltd. (http://cqasolutions.co), a leader in containment construction quality assurance (CQA), is looking to expand our field services department in the Mining, Energy, Shale Gas, and Waste Containment sectors.  We seek established professionals with a vast industry network within one or more of these market sectors for sales and business development positions. Please submit resume to... »

Layfield Opens New Warehouse in West Virginia

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WEIRTON, WV – As a leading geomembrane manufacturer to the Oil & Gas industry, Layfield Environmental Systems is pleased to announce its newest distribution center located 2700 Harmon Creek Road, Colliers, WV. Layfield specializes in manufacture and fabrication of high quality frac tank liners and pads, oil pit liners, and well pad liners for the upstream oil & gas sector. We also pr... »

GSE Unveils High Temperature Geomembranes

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With new content on its international website and an email campaign, GSE Environmental has unveiled high temperature geomembranes. DOWNLOAD: New brochure (PDF) From the initial promotion for GSE High Temperature Liner: ** Prolonged exposure to temperatures above 60°C (140°F) can have a negative effect on standard polyethylene geomembranes. When the temperature exceeds 60°C, stress cracking, oxidat... »

Mitigating Frost Heave in Alaska

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How to mitigate frost heave and road degradation in cold climates? Tencate Geosynthetics writes on the beneficial impact of installing a woven reinforcing geosynthetic material–Mirafi® H2Ri–along an important stretch of road utilized by oil and resource extraction industries. ** The Dalton Highway is one of the most isolated roads in the United States. However, it serves a large amount... »

Geogrids Improve Bakken Oil Region Roads

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By Chris Kelsey – The Bakken Oil Boom has been great for America as a whole. The boom has employed thousands with good paying jobs, revitalized towns with new economic activity and residents, and decreased the reliance on foreign oil. But local communities, counties, and state officials have also had to deal with the many challenges presented by such rapid growth and the expanding oil operations. ... »

Solmax at PIOGA 2013

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Solmax will be present at the PIOGA 2013 Eastern Oil & Gas Conference and Trade Show held at the Monroeville Convention Center in Pennsylvania from 27-28 August 2013. The event is the longest-running event of its type in the eastern U.S. and features presentations, conventional oil and gas producers, and approximately 250 exhibitors that focus on Oil & Gas market opportunities, technical d... »

EPA Updates Oil and Natural Gas Standards for Storage Tanks

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WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updates to its April 2012 oil and natural gas standards for storage tanks, which allow responsible oil and natural gas production while ensuring air emissions are reduced as quickly as possible. The updates will phase in emission control deadlines, starting with higher-emitting tanks first, and will provide the time needed to... »

FGI Announces Shale Oil and Gas Short Course

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The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has announced a short course on “Environmental Protection in Shale Oil and Gas Development.” To be held 12 September 2013 in Corsicana, Texas, the event will describe the estimated 40 trillion cubic feet of retrievable natural gas and oil in the Barnett and Eagle Ford Shale, techniques to ensure environmental protection during the development,... »