SYNTHETIC RUBBER CANAL LINING

ACCELERATED LABORATORY TESTS AND FIELD PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS INDICATE THAT BUTYL AND ETHYLENE PROPYLENE DIENE MONOMER (EPDM) RUBBER SHEETING CAN BE USED SATISFACTORILY AS BURIED MEMBRANE AND EXPOSED LINING FOR CANALS AND RESERVOIRS. FOR SUCCESSFUL USE AS EXPOSED LINING, SERVICE CONDITIONS MUST BE MUCH THAT THE RUBBER LINING IS PROTECTED FROM MECHANICAL DAMAGE AND VANDALISM. BUTYL AND EPDM RUBBER SHEETINGS ARE SUITABLE FOR RELINING OLD CONCRETE CANALS AND RESERVOIRS. IN CANALS WHERE FLOWING WATER ACTS UPON THE LINING, SPECIAL ATTENTION MUST BE GIVEN TO ADEQUATELY BONDING AND ANCHORING THE RUBBER LINER TO THE CONCRETE. THE BUTYL AND EPDM LININGS ARE AVAILABLE WITH OR WITHOUT NYLON REINFORCEMENT IN THICKNESSES RANGING FROM 20 TO 125 MILS (0.51 TO 3.18MM), AND ARE ADAPTABLE TO A VARIETY OF WATERPROOFING APPLICATIONS; THE TYPE AND THICKNESS OF LINING ARE DICTATED BY THE SIZE OF INSTALLATION AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS. THE RELATIVELY HIGH COST OF THESE LININGS LIMITS USE TO SPECIAL APPLICATIONS WHERE USE OF LESS COSTLY MEMBRANE MATERIALS ARE NOT POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF SEVERE OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rec-erc-71-22, 38 PP, 24 FIG, 15 TAB, 1 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Reclamation /US

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  • Authors:
    • Hickey, M E
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 1971 12:00AM