Get Industry-leading Construction Quality Control Using Electric Leak Location
Geomembranes are the best line of defense to protect your environment and communities from contamination and pollution. Though every precaution may be taken, geomembranes can get damaged during construction or standard operations, resulting in a leak.
Detecting and repairing leaks after installation and throughout geomembrane life cycles is essential. Layfield’s Electrical Leak Location (ELL) method uses a sensitive technique that pinpoints existing leaks quickly and accurately, mitigating the potential for sustained contamination. Effective for both exposed and backfilled geomembranes, Layfield performs Leak Location surveys across North America.
What Are The Benefits Of Using A Proper Leak Detection Method?
Easily Detect Liner Limitations
Over 70% of liners can be damaged during cover soil placement due to rocks and heavy equipment. ELL surveys easily detect damage, allowing for proper repair.
Layfield's Electrical Leak Location method has located many leaks not previously found using conventional methods.
As a quality assurance tool, the ELL method is an excellent way to check the overall continuity of a liner system at often half the cost.
- The most accurate method of locating leaks
- Tests the entire surface of the liner — not just the seams
- Works on the base and slopes, even after backfill
Survey with Water Cover
A leak location water survey is the most accurate method for finding geomembrane leaks. Leaks are located accurately to within 12.5 millimeters (0.5 inches) and immediately marked with sinkers and floats.
Water Lance or Water Puddle Survey
Both the water lance and water puddle methods work well to test slopes. They do not require large volumes of water; the water is continuously recycled.
Surveys with Soil Cover
A leak location soil survey of a soil-covered geomembrane liner is a highly effective way to find leaks, including leaks caused when placing the protective soil cover on the liner.
The Electrical Leak Location method is a proven technique for finding defects in completed lining systems for repairs, maintenance, or as part of QA testing.
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Our Technical Services Team continuously creates and presents webinars and lunch presentations to better educate our clients. We would be happy to provide you and your group with a customized presentation based on your specific needs. We are also pleased to provide a series of pre-recorded webinars curated for this product group and shown below.
Electrical Leak Location with GeoVolt
Join Layfield’s Technical Product Manager – Containment and Enclosure Systems, in this informative webinar on Electrical Leak Location (ELL). ELL testing on geomembranes has increasingly become the choice for owners, speciﬁers, and geotechnical consultants around the world. Learn more about Layﬁeld’s newest leak detection product, Geovolt™, a conductive composite.