COMANCO Team Members Present on Evolving Technologies in Geosynthetics at the 35th Annual FLSME Conference.
On Thursday, October 13th, VP of Project Development Greg Pignataro and QC Manager Evan Bao presented on pushing technology forward in the Geosynthetics Industry at the Florida Regional Mining Conference held at the HCC campus in Plant City, Florida.
Joined by attendees from across the mining, chemical, and phosphate industries, Greg and Even showcased how automation changes Geosynthetic installation and how containment can be handled on closure sites.
“We’re in a lane where automation makes a lot of sense,” Gregory Pignataro, Vice President of Project Development, offered. “During a project, you’re dealing with hundreds, sometimes thousands of pages of data that has to be produced for a bid package. That’s an incredible amount of redundancy“.
In a properly managed geosynthetic install, every weld and liner layer must be tracked, accounted for, and tested. This record-keeping effort requires time, labor, and the trust of professionals in the office and the field. “There is a risk of guidelines being skipped when it’s all just manual data entry,” Evan Bao offered regarding Quality Control and Analytics. “Say you’re testing a weld on-site; the tensiometer pops a result of 19.9, which is under the requirement of 20. A person in the field might say, ‘hey, close enough,’ even 20 is low for a positive result.” He noted, “Our automated system records data accurately, so we always have honest results.”
At the conference, Greg shared how software like GeoCAAB has helped ensure control and accurate data on-site, “And we believe there is an opportunity for installers to adopt similar methods to increase their efficiency and make our whole industry safer and more reliable across the board.”
In the exhibit hall, COMANCO team members were proud to join with sponsors from the Association of Fertilizer and Phosphate Chemists and event producers from Arkema, KSB, and Mosaic.
COMANCO was thrilled to participate in this year’s conference.
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