Modular floating covers
Clean water is a natural resource becoming increasingly scarce. In open lagoon and reservoir, evaporation is responsible for most of the liquid loss. Understanding evaporation and how to control it is important when looking at minimizing liquid loss. A reservoir cover is one of the most efficient solution to control evaporation and maintain water quality.
Evaporation is the water vaporization that occurs on the surface of the pond. For water molecules to evaporate, they must be located near the surface, be moving in the proper direction, and have sufficient kinetic energy to overcome liquid-phase intermolecular forces. When a small amount of the molecules meet these criteria, the rate of evaporation is low.
There are 3 main factors that influence the rate of evaporation:
Our modular reservoir covers are a very effective way to reduce factors that promotes evaporation and conserve water. The high coverage of the Hexprotect® cover will minimize the air flow rate at the surface of the water, insulate the water surface from the sun heat, and create a high humidity air layer that will reduce evaporation.
Covering an open water body has many advantages:
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|