Member Spotlight: June

Layfield Environmental Containment is a leading North American vertically integrated business specializing in manufacturing, fabrication, construction/installation, and repair and maintenance services of geosynthetic containment solutions. Our products & services include geomembranes, floating covers, and specialty geosynthetics. Layfield has a long history dating back to 1978 as one of the main manufacturers and fabricators of flexible geomembrane liners. WE PROTECT At Layfield, our business is to provide products and services that protect our families, our communities, and our environment. Our fortified geomembranes protect our environment from accidental contamination. Our Floating Covers keep our drinking water safe and protected from contamination. Our Flood Control Aqua Dams protect homes, businesses, and communities from flooding. LAYFIELD GEOMEMBRANES Layfield's most important product line is geomembranes. Layfield provides geomembrane containment liners for all applications including primary and secondary containment. Layfield fabricates geomembranes to size in three locations and has installation resources across North America. Geomembrane Manufacturing The manufacture of geomembranes at Layfield is governed and controlled by its registered quality management system which meets the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 standard. Layfield manufactures some of the industry’s most popular brands of geomembranes including Enviro Liner® and HAZGARD® geomembranes. Layfield is able to produce a variety of wide geomembrane widths and thicknesses designed both for prefabricated liners and field installed liners. Layfield’s co-extrusion process provides texturing capabilities and a variety of specialty skin colors. Geomembrane Fabrication Layfield is one of the leading geomembrane fabricators in North America. Layfield’s fabrication facilities are located in San Diego (California), Edmonton (Canada), and Toronto (Canada). Layfield’s GeoFab 5X state-of-the-art, roll-to-roll automated fabrication machine can weld up to five geomembrane panels wide. Layfield offers the broadest and most complete range of prefabricated geomembranes in the market. Fortified Geomembranes Layfield is the leading manufacturer of fortified geomembranes. Fortified geomembranes are manufactured with special prime grade resins and are heavily treated with special stabilizers providing enhanced heat, UV stability and chemical resistance. Using fortified geomembrane technology gives the material excellent endurance and longevity properties. Enviro Liner® 7000FLEXHD, Enviro Liner® 6000HD and HAZGARD 635 are some of Layfield’s fortified geomembranes.

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Short Course on Coal Combustion Residuals: June 25, 2015, Columbus, OH

The FGI is offering a Short Course on Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs):  New Regulations, Advances, and Current Trends.

Date:  Thursday, June 25, 2015

Time:  7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location:  Holiday Inn Downtown Capitol Square, 175 E. Town St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

7.0 Professional Development Hours

Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Coffee Breaks Included

Eventbrite - Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs):  New Regulations, Advances, and Current Trends

Following the massive coal ash spill in Tennessee in 2008, USEPA took aggressive steps to assess impoundments and other units that manage residuals from coal combustion and that contain free liquids. On 19 December 2014 USEPA published the new rule titled: “Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities” in the Federal Register (Docket No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0640). The rule establishes technical requirements for CCR landfills and surface impoundments under Subtitle D of RCRA to establish requirements for safe disposal of CCRs from coal-fired power plants.  The new regulations address the risks from coal ash disposal — leaking of contaminants into ground water, blowing of contaminants into the air as dust, and the catastrophic failure of coal ash surface impoundments. Attendees will gain a broad knowledge of new regulations, design trends, permitting requirements, and construction techniques for management and disposal of CCRs.

Tentative Schedule/Speakers:

LENGTH      PRESENTATION TOPIC                    SPEAKER

7:30–8:00 am             Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00–8:10                   FGI Introduction, Activities, and Current Research…….……………..…Tim Stark (U. of Illinois)
8:10–8:40                   Recent & Emerging Technical Issues……….…………………………………..Annette DeHavilland (OEPA)
8:40–9:20                   Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals………………….…..…….…………………..Gary Zych (AEP)
9:20–9:50                   Break/Networking
9:50-10:20                 Current Design Trends for CCR Management………………………………Jason Ross (S&ME)
10:20–10:50               Recent Research on Beneficial Use & Disposal of CCRs…..………Tarunjit Butalia (OSU)
10:50–11:30                Permitting and Closure of CCR Impoundments and Dams……………….Doug Evans (ODNR)
11:30–12:00                Stability of Geosynthetic Lined Slopes & Interface Strengths…………T. Stark (U. of Illinois)
12:00–12:45               Lunch and Networking
12:45–1:30                 Welding and Testing Equipment Presentation……………………………..Dave McLaury (DemTech)
1:30–2:15                   Factory Fabrication of Geomembranes…………………..….……..….….John Heap (Colorado Lining)
2:15–2:30                   Break/Networking
2:30–3:15                   Specification, Installation of Fabricated Geomembranes……………John Beeman (AEG, Ltd)
3:15–4:00                   Leak Location with Fabricated Geomembranes………….………………….……Daren Laine (LLSI)
4:00-4:30                   City of Columbus Water Reservoir……………………………………………….Joe Troxell (S&ME)
4:30–4:45                   Case Histories (10 minutes each)…………………………………………………………………Peebles, Elliott
4:45–5:00                   Summary and Questions…………………………………………………………….………Tim Stark (U. of Illinois)

 

FGI Welcomes New Fabricator/Installer Member

The FGI is pleased to welcome its newest fabricator/installer member, Western Environmental Liner (www.westernliner.com).  Western Environmental Liner is based in Tolleson, Arizona, with factories, in Tolleson, Arizona, Great Bend, Kansas, and Romulus, New York.  Western Environmental Liner specializes in the manufacture and fabrication of geoembrane liners for containment applications.  Western Environmental Liner’s FGI liaison is Shane Carter, President, who can be reached at shane@westernliner.com or at (623) 414-4432.  Please help us welcome Western Environmental Liner to the FGI!!!!

FGI Welcomes New Manufacturer Member

The FGI is pleased to welcome its newest manufacturer member, GSE Environmental, LLC (www.gseworld.com). GSE is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with manufacturing facilities in Houston, TX, Spearfish, SD, and Kingstree, SC. GSE specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of geosynthetic lining products and services. GSE’s FGI liaison is Boyd Ramsey, Chief Engineer, who can be reached at bramsey@gseworld.com or (800) 435-2008. Please help us welcome GSE Environmental, LLC to the FGI!!!!