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Spill containment berm

XR Geomembrane Berms Are The Strongest, Most Durable Berm Material In The Industry.

XR-5 Spill Berms Provide Exceptional Spill Containment.

XR-5 is the industry standard for heavy duty spill containment berms,
but what exactly is XR-5?


XR Geomembranes are used worldwide in applications which require excellent chemical, oil, and environmental resistance. The XR geomembranes are capable of withstanding a broader range of temperature and chemical environments than any other flexible membranes in the world.

A wide variety of industries use portable spill containment berms made from technologically advanced geomembranes. These reusable units are made in various designs and depending on the particular geomembrane used, can contain a variety of liquids, including petroleum and solvents. XR-5 and Specialty Products such as Polyurethanes are used for this purpose.

XR geomembranes are the strongest, most durable geomembranes in use today. Specified worldwide for containment projects including floating covers, tank farms, wastewater impoundments, landfill liners and potable water applications, each XR Geomembrane is capable of performing in the harshest possible environments. Whether used in very hot or extremely cold climates, or on a project with challenging containment needs involving chemicals, oil or environmental hazards, XR Geomembranes retain their flexibility and perform better than any other membrane available.

XR Grades for Containment

All XR products are classified as an Ethylene Interpolymer Alloy (EIA). They are very stable, with low thermal expansion-contraction properties.

Geomembranes Come in Three Grades

Choose XR-5 grade geomembranes for broad chemical resistant applications requiring high-strength membranes. XR-3 grade geomembranes are best suited for moderate chemical resistant requirements. Other materials and specialty products are available. View our Product Application Chart and Overview to help determine which berm product is right for your application.

XR-5 Grade Material - Heavy Duty Containment Berms

XR-5 grade geomembranes are high-strength, chemically resistant membranes that are best suited for high temperatures, and broad chemical resistance applications, including acids, oils and methane.

  • 8130 XR-5
  • 8138 XR-5
  • 6730 XR-5

XR-3 Grade Material - Light Duty Containment Berms

These are best suited for moderate chemical resistant requirements in applications such as stormwater and domestic wastewater.

  • 8228 XR-3

Chemical Resistance Comparison

XR Berm Material For Superior Chemical Resistance

XR Geomembranes are the strongest, most durable geomembranes in use today. See how XR Geomembranes compare to other options when exposed to a wide range of tough contaminants.

XR-5

HDPE

PVC

Hypalon

Polypropylene

Kerosene

A

B

C

C

C

Diesel Fuel

A

A

C

C

C

Acids (General)

A

A

A

B

A

Naphtha

A

A

C

B

C

Jet Fuels

A

A

C

B

C

Saltwater 160 F

A

A

C

B

A

Crude Oil

A

B

C

B

C

Gasoline

B

B

C

C

C

A = Excellent
B = Moderate
C = Poor
Source: Manufacturer's Literature

High Performance 8130 XR-5 Reinforced Geomembrane For Spill Containment

8130 XR-5 Reinforced

Standard

Metric

Base Fabric Type

Polyester

Base Fabric Weight (nominal)

6.5 oz/yd2

220 g/m2

Thickness
ASTM D 751

30 mils nominal

0.75 mm min

Weight
ASTM D 751

30.0 2 oz/yd2

1020 70 g/m2

Tear Strength
ASTM D 751 Trap Tear

40/55 lbs min

175/245 N min

Breaking Yield Strength
ASTM D 751, Grab Tensile, Procedure A

550/550 lb min

2447/2447 N min

Low Temperature Resistance
ASTM D 2136, 4 hr - 1/8 mandrel

Pass @ -30 F

Pass @ -35 C

Dimensional Stability
ASTM D1204, 212 F - 1 hr

0.5% max
each direction

Adhesion - Heat Welded Seam
ASTM D 751, Dielectric Weld

40 lb/2 in min

17.5 N/5 cm min

Dead Load - Seam Strength
ASTM D 751, 4-hour test

Pass 220 lb/in
@ 70 F
Pass 120lb/in
@ 160 F

Pass 980 N/2.54 cm
@ 21 C
Pass 534 N/2.54 cm
@ 70 C

Bursting Strength
ASTM D 751, Ball Tip

750 lb min

3330 N min

Hydrostatic Resistance
ASTM D 751, Procedure A

800 psi min

5.51 MPa min

Blocking Resistance
ASTM D 751 (180 F/82 C)

# 2 Rating max

Adhesion - Ply
ASTM D 413, Type A

15 lb/in min or
Film Tearing Bond

13 daN/5 cm min or
Film Tearing Bond

Bonded Seam Strength
ASTM D751, Grab Test Method, Procedure A

550 lb min

2450 N min

Abrasion Resistance
ASTM D3389, H-18 Wheel, 1 kg Load

2000 cycles (min.) before fabric exposure
50 mg/100 cycles max weight loss

Weathering Resistance
Carbon-Arc ASTM G153

8000 hrs (min) - No appreciable changes
or stiffening or cracking of coating

Water Absorption
ASTM D 471, Section 12, 7 days

0.025 kg/m2 max @ 70 F/21 C
0.14 kg/m2 max @ 212 F/100 C

Wicking
ASTM D 751

1/8 in max

0.3 cm max

Puncture Resistance
ASTM D4833

275 lbmin

1200 N min

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion/Contraction
ASTM D 696

8 x 10-6 in/in/F max

1.4 x 10-5 cm/cm/C max

Puncture Resistance
FED-STD-101C Method 2031

350 lb (approx)

Cold Crack
ASTM D 2136 4 hrs, 1/8 Mandrel

Pass @ 30 F

Pass @ -34C




Related Dawg Products:
Dawg Spill Containment Berms
Other Helpful Information:
Containment Berm Chemical Compatibility Chart
Spill Berm Material/Application Guide







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