ECS Products :: Experimental dam coverTesting of material, tethering and joining of a floating cover for evaporation control and water saving
Year : 1999
Area : 1500m2
Task : Experimental dam cover- Initial testing of material, tethering, joining of floating cover. Using a light, self supporting, all black polyethylene material, the effects of wind, waves, heat, rain, sun, joining and tethering techniques were observed and recorded.
Result: Waves dampened, safe from strong wind if all tethers remained secure, rain entered storage through small drainage holes, surface temperature under the floating cover was cooler, search for a slightly heavier, purpose built material began.