Reservoir Liners from Power Plastics
Good water storage management is the backbone of successful agricultural and industrial operations. Poorly managed water assets can lead to losses with a significant financial impact, never mind the wastage of a precious natural resource. A well-designed reservoir liner is the first step to optimising the storage facility, according to Power Plastics, a manufacturer of PVC liners for reservoirs on farms and smallholdings throughout Southern Africa.
“We have an excellent drop-in circular-shaped liner that provides a watertight inner seal for reservoirs. It is the simplest solution for leaks in existing reservoirs or the liner can be used in the construction of new reservoirs,” says Roger McCallum of Power Plastics.
The liners can be used where reservoirs made from wire outer structures, corrugated iron, steel panels, brick and cement. To curb evaporation, tailor-made covers can also be placed over the reservoir.
Why Power Plastics reservoir liners? Key benefits include:
- A simple DIY approach to repairing leaks in existing reservoirs.
- Because the liners are welded to form the reservoir’s shape, they are guaranteed to be watertight.
- Available as an entire kit that includes the mesh and inner liner, thereby keeping costs down.
- Fully customisable for various sizes and specifications.
The liners are made from a UV treated 600gsm reinforced PVC to ensure longevity, and have outlets that can be installed and sealed into the material on-site using a simple tank connector.
“Our liners are easy to install and are virtually maintenance-free throughout the reservoir’s lifespan. They also extend the reservoir’s lifespan and the water savings will continue for years. To manufacture, simply supply Power Plastics with the diameter, inner wall height and wall thickness.”
The liner is made with half a metre added to the height with eyelets placed at one metre intervals around the edge. This allows for folding over the wall and securing the liner on the outside of the reservoir. Securing is usually done by threading a stainless steel cable through the eyelets and tightening with a turnbuckle.
When ready to install, it is important to take some time to prepare the site according to recommended guidelines. Poor preparation can lead to material tears and a reduced lifespan. The reservoir needs to be on ground that is as level as possible, preferably with a layer of compacted soft sand or sifted topsoil on the bottom to provide a stable foundation. Prior to installation, the ground under the reservoir area must be cleared of any rocks, metal and other sharp objects that may damage or wear away the liner over time caused by the movement of the water.
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Based in the Western Cape Power Plastic’s production facility has over 1500 metres of factory space and is geared for larger unit sizes, undertaking both short and long production runs, and ships orders throughout Africa. Outstanding technical processes and design capabilities have seen Power Plastics adapt its technology to unique needs within the agricultural market. With its excellent plastic welding infrastructure, the company enjoys a solid reputation for precision layout and craftsmanship and is recognised as a leader in Polyethylene, Polyprop, PVC and thermal material covers for the agricultural market.
Other products include cold chain thermal products, fumigation sheeting, bin and shipping container liners, PVC covers and pallet covers.