Solmax Enhances Oil and Gas Pipeline Protection

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Through a partnership with Rock Armour LLC, Solmax is furthering its presence in the oil and gas market. The company has unveiled an innovative rockshield pipeline protection solution for midstream oil and gas assets: RockArmour™. The conductive geomembrane material is designed to shield pipelines from rock impact damage during backfilling and soil disturbance after pipeline installation. The syst... »

Incomat Gets Raw and Potable Water Compatibility Certification

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Geosynthetic barriers and systems provide essential containment of fluids in a wide variety of applications. One of the most important is for the protection and management of water resources. Certification for suitability in these applications has become increasingly important, internationally. HUESKER’s Incomat geosynthetic concrete mattress, for example, has been granted raw and potable water co... »

GeoHazards 6 Part of an Important Geotechnical Movement

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While geohazards mitigation and response is large topic around the word, it is only now gaining real traction in North America. Canada has a more developed geohazards market (systems, companies, research and regulation), and GeoHazards 6 (15-18 June 2014) is making a huge statement with its choice of venue: Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. UPDATE: Abstracts deadline extended to Nov... »

EPS Geofoam Protects Pipelines from Earthquakes

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How does one mitigate the catastrophic effects earthquakes can have on pipelines? Geofoam is being utilized around the world to provide beneficial, dependable pipeline security in seismic zones. Story by ACH Foam Technologies ** On 26 December 2013, a gas pipeline blast followed by a mild earthquake struck Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi, which will host the 2014 Winter Olympics. No one w... »