Frac Water Containment

Newly developed horizontal drilling methods for extracting oil and gas require large volumes of water to fracture (frac) the surrounding rock formation. This water must be stored on or near the well pad during well completion operations.Water at well sites has traditionally been stored using in-ground ponds. However, large volume, aboveground frac tanks are rapidly replacing ponds in this application. Frac tanks are mobile and reusable, leading to reduced life cycle costs over pits. In addition, tanks can be constructed more rapidly, are safer to humans and wildlife and leave little permanent scaring on the land. Floating covers are also increasingly being used to prevent evaporation of important surface water and fluids used in the fracking process.
Layfield manufactures, fabricates, and installs high performance geomembranes commonly used for lining both frac water ponds and tanks. For pond applications, we recommend Enviro Liner® 1000 or our textured Enviro Liner® 1100  in 20, 30 or 40 mil thicknesses.

We can supply both EL1000 in large prefabricated panels to significantly reduce the amount of field seaming and your overall construction costs. For above ground storage tank lining, we recommend our Enviro Liner® 1000 in 30 or 40 mil thicknesses. This product has good chemical and UV resistance as well as excellent flexibility to resist bridging, tearing and puncture commonly associated with reinforced materials. Enviro Liner® 1000 is an excellent choice for prefabricate geomembranes in mid to long term applications.

Layfield Environmental Containment provides engineering, design, construction (installation), and maintenance services of many types of geosynthetics products with a focus on geomembrane liners and floating covers.  We have one of the largest, most experienced installation crews in North America.

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"We were offered Geogrids made overseas from a small distributor, but we declined as their testing were suspect and they had no reputation in the market. We will only work with reputable suppliers like Layfield as their Geogrids perform as per recognized specifications." Kenny, Engineering & Scientific Consultant,

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About Environmental Containment

Layfield Environmental Containment is a vertically integrated company involved in the manufacturing, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of high performance geomembranes, floating covers, and specialty geosynthetics. We work with end users, consulting engineers and contractors to deliver products and services that protect the environment. Layfield Environmental Containment has strategic locations across North America and internationally.

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