For many Industries, governments, and private organizations, water quality and water preservation is an important factor to consider. Fresh and quality water is becoming more scarce, which drive up the cost associated with water management.
The ever increasing concern for fresh water rights and usage in the Permian Basin in Western Texas and South Eastern New Mexico brought to light an important need for fresh water conservation. Horizontal fracking had brought water usage in the region to an all time high. Creating new ways to conserve water became increasingly important as those with access to water began to charge more for its usage.
AWTT suggested evaporation covers as a method to control and drastically reduce evaporation. Water loss in newly equipped ponds with an Hexprotect AQUA covers was 95 percent less than a pond with no cover. This resulted in a tremendous reduction in freshwater costs for our client.
AWTT team has developed a new Hexprotect® AQUA cover that combines of the benefits of the regular hexagonal cover with a new, lower profile and lower center of. Unlike any other similar covers, it will re align more quickly and offer higher wind resistance.
The Hexprotect® AQUA solution consists of hollow (also available with a water ballast on demand), individual hexagonal-shaped floating elements, which together form a floating lid on the liquid surface. The floating elements are poured onto the liquid surface. The natural wave motion of the liquid allow the elements to distribute automatically. The floating elements are equipped with locking mechanisms on the sides, making the floating elements “lock” to each other.
The Hexprotect® AQUA cover ensures free access to the liquid. Floating elements will automatically gives way from mixers and other handling equipment.
Each large module weights at or above 700gr (1.5+ lbs) per unit. Because of its aerodynamic design, interlocking mechanism and the module’s plastic weight, additional ballast is not required to keep Hexprotect modules in the water body. But in areas with very strong wind, it is recommended to opt for a water ballasted version of the Hexprotect® AQUA.
Covering a lagoon has many added benefits besides eliminating algae growth.
All our covers offer substantial advantage over solid covers:
|Products Comparison||Armor Ball®||Armor Ball® Aqua||Hexprotect®||Hexprotect® Aqua||HEXPROTECT MAX R||RHOMBO 66||RHOMBO 169|
|Surface coverage (up to)||91%||91%||99%||99%||99%||99%||99%|
|Insulation (R factor)||++||+||++||+||+++++||+++||++++|
|Heating cost reduction (up to)||75%||75%||85%||85%||85%||85%||85%|
|Buoyancy (per sq.ft)||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Chemical Evaporation Reduction|
|Snow & Ice Resistant|
|Life Expectancy||25+ Years||25+ Years||25+ Years||25+ Years||25+ Years||25+ Years||25+ Years|