When it comes to choosing the best fracturing liners, one factor stands head and shoulders above the rest - strength. Liner strength, durability and puncture resistance comes as the biggest barriers between the waters used in fracturing and potential environmental catastrophe. In order to avoid failure, strength reigns as one of the most important factors when choosing the best fracturing liners.
Choosing the Best Fracturing Liners
Waters used in fracturing often contain all sorts of chemicals the company uses in its processes, as well as substances that come from mother nature. Fracturing uses a lot of water, which contains a wide range of chemicals. This water needs to be safely contained and treated in order to avoid seepage into the natural environment. It’s especially important to choose the strongest, best fracturing liners when operations take place near groundwater resources like lakes, rivers and streams.
What to Consider
At BTL Liners, strength requirements for our fracturing customers influenced the development of the 40 mil liner. Our 40 mil liner is thicker, stronger and more puncture resistant than many other liners of similar material and function in the marketplace. In order to contain and treat the waters used in fracturing, a stronger, thicker liner must be used in order to avoid failure and potential environmental emergency. While we recommend the 40 mil liner for our fracturing water containment customers, there are many other factors to consider when choosing the best fracturing liners, including:
- Chemical resistance
- UV resistance
- Strength and puncture resistance
- Heat-welded seams for a stronger, more water-tight barrier
- Proper, professional liner installation to guarantee quality
In addition to choosing the best material for fracturing liners, it’s important to have the liners professional installed in order to prevent environmental disaster due to human error. At BTL Liners, we recommend reinforced polyethylene (RPE) liners for fracturing water containment due to the immense strength and puncture resistant properties. In addition to fabricating the best fracturing liners from RPE, we also offer technical advisory for installation.
Contact BTL Liners for more information on choosing the best fracturing liners in order to avoid failure and potential environmental catastrophe.