Erosion Control Job Histories

Highway 897

Highway 897 ditches were heavily eroded; left untreated, this can cause major problems. Alberta Transportation contacted Clearflow for a solution. No outside seed was to be used, so Clearflow tested Soil Lynx tackification properties with soil and Lynx Treated Soil Stabilization Fabric while vegetation growth occurred “naturally.” Returning to the site in June of the following year revealed the establishment of local grasses within the reclaimed area. Soil Lynx was a success.

Highway 400

On Highway 400 an overpass was being constructed. With spring rain and runoff starting to become an issue, Clearflow was called in to protect a nearby stream. Lynx Treated Soil Stabilization Fabric and Soil Lynx were used to enhance existing BMPs. Within 24 hours a large rain event occurred and Soil Lynx was put to the test. The results were amazing. The next day the project manager decided to add Soil Lynx to the areas previously untreated.

Teck Coal

This mine has limited access to potable water and has safety requirement needs to maintain a certain level of water stored on-site for fire suppression. Clearflow was engaged to assist in looking for alternatives for recycling of on-site water which could be used instead of potable water for the fire suppression.

A suitable water source was found and the samples were tested determine the optimum Water Lynx product and process to use for removing the solids.  Clearflow’s Patented PR5 System and WL 360 and WL494 Water Lynx Blocks would be the best and most cost effective method for treatment.

With Clearflow’s solution in place the mine was able to:

  • Treat up to 250 gallons (0.94 cubic meters) per minute
  • Eliminate the use of potable water for fire suppression
  • Recycle almost 90% of the water from the equipment wash bays
  • Ensure that they no longer have opportunity to run out of potable water to maintain fire suppressant storage
  • Save thousands of dollars in hauling water in the event of low supply
  • No longer need to shut off secondary areas of the plant from potable water to ensure supply for fire suppression water

 

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