An International Company Specializing in Electrical Leak Location Surveys of Geomembranes

About

LLSI utilizes ASTM Standard D-6747 testing, so you can enjoy quality control and assurance.

Cutting holes for testing or testing for holes and cuts?

Do you have it backwards?

The industry is changing the erroneous rationale of focusing on testing seams that almost never fail in service while ignoring actual holes in the geomembranes.

LLSI by the Numbers:

  • More than 3,008 leak location surveys for over 431 million square feet of geomembrane.
  • In 2014 alone, LLSI completed 212 geomembrane leak location surveys for more than 31,416,000 square feet (721 acres) of geomembrane.
  • Over the last three years, LLSI has surveyed 92,373,000 square feet (2,120 acres) of geomembrane.

Our Method

Eletric leak method The electrical leak location method is a powerful tool used to detect electrical paths through leaks in a geomembrane liner. A voltage is applied to an electrode placed in the soil or water covering the liner and to an electrode placed in the leak detection zone for double-lined systems or connected to earth ground for single-lined systems. Because the geomembrane liner is an electrical insulator, current will flow only through leaks in the liner. This current produces localized anomalous areas of high current density near the leaks. Electrical measurements are then made on the soil or in the water to locate these points of current flow through the leaks. ASTM Standard Guide D-6747 describes the various implementations of the method. The electrical leak location method is suitable for liquid impoundments and tanks, as well as pre-service inspection of solid waste landfills. Electrical leak location surveys are conducted on the primary or secondary geomembrane liners with water or soil covering the liner. Surveys with soil on the liner are important to detect leaks caused by machinery used to emplace the soil cover. With proper site conditions and survey procedures, the electrical leak location method can detect and locate 0.001 square inch (0.6 square mm) leaks in liners covered with water and 0.04 square inch (26 square mm) leaks in liners covered with 2 feet (600 mm) of soil.