Qualifications & Specifications
Leak Location Services, Inc. (LLSI) is the world leader in geoelectric leak location testing. The technical staff of LLSI have a combined total of more than 89 years of commercial geomembrane leak location experience. LLSI has performed more than 3,630 leak location surveys and surveyed more than 549,640,000 square feet of survey.
LLSI has successfully performed leak location surveys worldwide for more than 26 years. We develop, design and build the specialized equipment required to perform these services. Our highly experienced and trained staff have the in-depth understanding of electrical leak location methods to successfully perform leak location services with the efficiency required to keep your project on time and within the cost proposed.
In 2018, LLSI completed 134 geomembrane leak location surveys. The area surveyed was more than 30,091,500 square feet (690 acres). In the last three years, LLSI has surveyed more than 86,119,300 square feet (1,977 acres) of geomembrane.
LLSI has tested triple-, double-, and single-lined landfills, ponds, lagoons, leach pads, tanks, vaults, highway subgrade, tennis courts, HDPE pipe, and landfill caps, including testing of smooth, textured, and reinforced geomembranes, including HDPE, LLDPE, PVC, XR-5, CSPER, asphalt, polyurethane, and polypropylene.
The LLSI leak location equipment, software, and procedures are custom-designed and fabricated by LLSI to produce unequaled leak detection capabilities. The equipment and procedures have been improved and optimized through 26 years of field applications.
The founders of LLSI began the development of the geoelectric leak location method at Southwest Research Institute in 1980 and the first commercial leak location survey was performed in 1985. Leak Location Services, Inc. was formed in 1992 as a Texas corporation. LLSI owns the exclusive patent rights on the geoelectric leak location method covered by United States patents 5,661,406 and 6,331,778. LLSI has provided leak location services in 47 states, eight Canadian provinces, and 28 foreign countries.
The personnel qualifications of Leak Location Services, Inc. are unmatched in the world. Five LLSI leak location personnel have more than eight years of experience and have surveyed more than 9 million square feet of geomembrane in the last three years. Table 1 in Section III of this document lists the leak location experience in the last three years.
LLSI holds training meetings to maximize operator proficiency and knowledge. LLSI field personnel also have received safety training for OSHA HAZWOPER, OSHA Construction Safety and Health, OSHA 30 Hour Construction Industry Outreach, MSHA work at surface mines, SafeLand USA, confined space entry, first aid, and CPR. In addition, LLSI subscribes to the ISN, PICS, PEC, Browz, and CanQual safety programs. Resumes of the LLSI personnel follow.
The areas surveyed by current LLSI leak location personnel for the three types of leak location surveys for the past three years are shown in Table 1
Table 1. Leak Location Field Experience for the Previous Three Years (2016 – 2019)
|Survey Operator||Survey Type – ASTM D 7007, D7002, D7240, D7953||Total (sq. ft.)|
|John Ortiz||5,870,924||2,277,662||161,000||8,309, 586|