Floating Covers Applications and Advantages Part 1

Floating Covers are customized for each client’s lagoon or tank size and shape.

A series of lateral floats provide pathways for gas to flow underneath to the perimeter collection pipe and on to a single collection point.  The lateral floats keep the entire cover floating on the waters’ surface, and eliminate cover inflation, and exposure to wind damage.

Floating covers that inflate (without lateral floats) expose the geomembrane cover to vibration and geomembrane fatigue from wind constantly blowing over the inflated cover.  This significantly reduces the life span of the cover.

Ballast weights on top of the floating cover channel rainwater and snow melt to sumps to remove all rainwater from the surface of the floating cover.

Floating Cover Applications:

  • any type of gas collection from water basin
  • keep rain & snowmelt water separate from wastewater under the cover

Floating Cover Advantages:

  • provide a true “floating” cover, keeping the cover on the water surface avoiding damage from wind due to an inflated cover without lateral floats
  • accommodate fluctuation in water level
  • can be installed without interruption in basin use
  • can be installed on tanks or lagoons
  • eliminates rainwater pooling problems
  • eliminates inflating the cover and gas ballooning
  • hatches provide access under the cover for equipment

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3 Responses to “Floating Covers Applications and Advantages Part 1”

  1. klowel Says:

    Can you explain geomembrane fatigue in further detail?

  2. ltd Says:

    Thank you for sharing the information. I found the information really helpful.

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