DRAINTUBE® is a multi-linear drainage Geocomposite as defined by ASTM (D4439-17). Widely specified and installed in Europe and North America, DRAINTUBE® is designed for high performance drainage applications in the civil construction, landfill and mining sectors.
DRAINTUBE® design and specification is supported via technical experience and software, namely the Lymphéa design software. The Lymphéa® software was developed in association with the University of Grenoble and le Laboratoire des Ponts et Chaussées (France) to calculate the requirements for DRAINTUBE® in civil applications.
The technology consists of :
Most Common Applications:
1. Building and Sport Fields- Synthetic and natural turf sport fields
DRAINTUBE® Sport drainage geocomposite offers a better, more effective solution for drainage with the following advantages:
2. Civil- Drainage of roads/highways foundations
DRAINTUBE® Civil drainage geocomposite offers a better, more effective solution for drainage with the following advantages:
3.Mining and Tailings Management
Fluid management is critical for most civil engineering applications. The development of pore pressure in soils can compromise the stability of installations. Over the past 10 years, Aﬁtex-Texel Inc. has been using DRAINTUBE® drainage geocomposites to eliminate interstitial pressure and ensure the long term performance of environmental and civil engineering projects.
These products rely on the combination of various geotextile layers (ﬁltration, separation and protection layers) that are needle-punched together with integrated perforated mini-pipes for high capacity drainage.
Based on the experience gained over many years of draining waste storage facilities, DRAINTUBE® is especially suited to mining related drainage. The mining industry requires customised solutions speciﬁcally adapted to the following situations;
DRAINTUBE® combines standard pipe and geosynthetic technology into a unique package offering superior long-term drainage capacity and performance.
DRAINTUBE® drainage Geocomposites allow geomembrane leak detection surveys using standard geoelectrical methods.
Standard rolls of DRAINTUBE® are delivered in 75m lengths eliminating embankment benches, which results in maximised landfill cell volume and lessened overlap wastage. Installation of the DRAINTUBE® very much follows the best practices of geotextile installation allowing for non-specialised labour to be used. Whereas Geocomposite Geonets require cable-ties and the overlapping of the adjacent geotextiles to join the panels, the DRAINTUBE® simply overlaps together.
5. Landfill Gas Management
DRAINTUBE® LFG collects and controls gas at each stage of the landfill’s life.
6. Leak Detection
DRAINTUBE® adds a conductive stainless-steel grid inside a DRAINTUBE® product. This allows for the benefit of geo-electrical leak detection in addition to the drainage, filtration and mechanical protection of DRAINTUBE®, all in a single product requiring a single installation. The stainless-steel conductive grid also protects the geomembrane from being punctured and drains any leakage during operation.
The benefits of DRAINTUBE® include:
DRAINTUBE® is a great alternative to other products (e.g. aluminium or other conductive materials), as it will remain functional for many years even in humid environments, instead of degrading within a few months after installation.
Our Lymphea design software, plus our talented professionals are available to help make your project a success from concept to completion.
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