Can the Holy Grail of the Geosynthetics Industry “Zero Leakage” be Achieved?
To answer it very shortly in one sentence we’d say following – The sum of Arc Testing (SENSOR DDS® MIT) with Dipole Testing (SENSOR DDS® Mobile) or Permanent Monitoring is greater than its individual parts. This seemingly incredible statement is backed by analysis of results from a sample size 6, 820,020 m2 and also by the analysis of the Arc Testing method contribution to overall leak testing methodologies.
Lets have a look at it closely.
Progressively from 2009 – 2016 and in different countries (several within EU and Turkey, Chile, Bolivia) and in different geomembrane applications (water ponds, municipal landfills, process ponds, leach pads, storm ponds, green roofs ect. ) we took the data from completed surveys for our “Sensor Zero Leaks statistics” covering nearly 5,000,000m² on a variety of geomembrane types (HDPE, LLDPE, PVC, PP, fiberglass, PU, liquid coatings, bituminous membranes, etc.) and over many different thickness from 0.6 – 5.0mm. The results far exceeded our expectation. More than 4 700 holes were detected.