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ABOVE-GROUND SECONDARY CONTAINMENT IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENT

Source: Seaman Corporation

ABOVE-GROUND SECONDARY CONTAINMENT IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENT
In Valdez, Alaska, an environmentally sensitive area where the temperature swings from -30š F to +100š F, fourteen storage tanks reside, each filled with 510,000 barrels of crude oil. The Alaska Pipeline Service Company's storage of
In Valdez, Alaska, an environmentally sensitive area where the temperature swings from -30š F to +100š F, fourteen storage tanks reside, each filled with 510,000 barrels of crude oil. The Alaska Pipeline Service Company's storage of over 7.1 million barrels provides oil for much of the United States. The XR-5(r) geomembrane which lines the inside of the dikes around the facility ensures containment and protection from the soil in the unlikely event of a
storage tank leak.

The XR-5 lining has minimal thermal expansion/contraction, making it durable enough to withstand the widely varying temperatures in Alaska, as well as the other environmental conditions it is exposed to, such as UV rays, ice, wind, and precipitation. Furthermore, the XR-5 geomembrane material with maximum tensile strength has minimal field seams and can be used on slopes. With a track record beginning in 1976 in some of the world's toughest applications, XR-5 is the first choice when maximum tensile strength, high UV resistance and minimal thermal expansion/contraction are required.

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