July 26, 2019

Automated Geomembrane Leak Detection - How Does It Work?

Reports suggest that the global geomembrane industry could be worth as much as $4 billion by the time 2022 comes around.

Growth continues apace, and such numbers being forecast merely highlights that the market for geomembrane technology is flourishing.

Despite this growth in the marketplace, we’ve not seen a similar modernization of the techniques used to monitor geomembrane tightness for leakage, which means that many of the problems that the industry has faced over the years remain.

In short, the current procedure that many companies use to monitor their geomembranes for leakage relies almost entirely on a manual system carried out by trained technicians.

In the past, this system was deemed satisfactory, as there was no other way to carry out leak detection other than by using an analog model carried out by employees.

Times have changed.

Here at ELIS Technologies, we specialize in the advancement of monitoring devices for industrial applications, and we are proud to introduce the very first fully autonomous leak detection robot designed exclusively for geomembrane liners.

Our new measurement method is enabled by a fully automated device that provides autonomous monitoring of the tautness of the geomembrane throughout the duration of the time spent holding toxic and hazardous substances.

The only method that would come close to matching this level of observation would require a human technician to monitor the site from within the containment area, which is virtually impossible to carry out due to high risk of harm to the health of the individual.

How does it actually work?

A vital aspect of the comprehensive monitoring system is the direct connection to existent GPS systems.

The all-inclusive monitoring systems use an innovative method of measurement, in conjunction with a new analysis process using artificial intelligence that has quantitative output.

In combination with the new measurement technology and hardware, you’ll find that the control and navigation software is also fully protected by utility models.

At the time of writing, there is no comparable system available anywhere else in the world.

The technology provided by ELIS Technologies to their clients allows for monitoring and measurement of remote areas that would otherwise prove difficult to reach, using the GPS as mentioned earlier that operates without any direct oversight.

This approach allows for monitoring in even the worst of weather and climate conditions, providing a service that is almost six times faster on average than carrying out the same tasks using a technician. Peace of mind for the client that every m2 has been assessed is assured by way of the built-in GPS tracker and the blockchain certificates that are issued to the user.

Efficiency and speed of service increases, while the cost goes down.

As you can see, the process is surprisingly simple, and yet the results gained from this new technique are considerable.

The ELIS Technologies team boasts over a decade of experience in engineering robotic systems and solutions in automation.

Why not get in touch and see what they can do for you?

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