Gibsons Energy Ltd.: FSS 45DC + Geotextile Fabric

MARKET: Chemical Containment : Geotextile
SYSTEM: FSS 45DC Elastomeric Polyurea
PROJECT: Chemical containment over geotextile ( ~380,000 sq ft)
OWNER: Gibson Energy Ltd, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CONTRACTOR: Advance Coating Solutions / Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Following a similar application project for Petro-Canada’s GOT Project, Gibson Energy Ltd was constructing a new chemical storage area and a secondary containment was required. A synthetic geo-membrane / polyurea based on the FSS 45 DC polyurea spray elastomer system, as opposed to a sheet good liner system based upon a thermoplastic material, was proposed. Being aware of environmental issues related to leaks and spills of chemicals, a seamless system was required.

VersaFlex FSS 45 DC over geotextile was chosen as the liner system for this application due to elastomer performance, flexibility, installation ability in cold weather and the size of the area numerous penetrations. A nominal 60 mils (1.5 mm) was applied to the geotextile.

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