IEC Covers – Covered Lagoons

Home / Catalog Entries / IEC Covers – Covered Lagoons

IEC Covers – Covered Lagoons

Company Description:

Industrial & Environmental Concepts, Inc., (IEC), is widely recognized as the worldwide leader in the design, fabrication, and installation of industrial cover and liner systems. Incorporated in 1993, IEC has established itself as the industry leader in the modular and insulated cover market. 

Technology Description:

The gas collection covers are available for pond and tank applications. Each cover is custom designed with low maintenance requirements. Generally, the only mechanical requirement for the covers is maintenance of rainwater pumps and gas draw-off systems that are provided by others. The bio-gas collected from the cover systems can be flared, used to generate electricity or cleaned to create renewable natural gas. The gas-tight covers have an expected life expectancy of 20 years plus.

IEC Covers 21390 Heywood Ave. Lakeville, MN USA 952-829-0731 Visit Company Website

Technology Type

  • Anaerobic Digestion

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor

Product

  • Energy
  • Other

Problem

  • GHG
  • Odor
  • Pathogens

To view additional information about this vendor, click below.

Technology Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Anaerobic Digestion:

  • Long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Creates energy and generates environmental credits
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
  • Proven technology for odor control
  • Proven technology for GHG reduction
  • Proven technology for pathogen reduction
  • Different types of systems produce varying gas production rates
  • Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Requires other technologies to prevent nitrogen loss
  • Complex systems may require expertise not available on-farm

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Anaerobic Digester technology:

  • Long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Creates energy and generates environmental credits
  • Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
  • Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction
  Industrial & Environmental Concepts, Inc. (IEC) has worked throughout North America with hog and dairy producers.  They provide custom geomembrane Floating Cover and Lining solutions. In 2013, IEC completed the largest dairy/substrate to biogas gas project in North America.  In 2014, 2015 & 2016 they repeated this accomplishment by completing the largest hog waste to biogas projects in North America.

Established in 1993, they have an extensive installation list with over 1,300 covers and liners.  They pride themselves on the diversity of their expertise and designs, coupled with excellent “after-the-sale” service.   They manage every project in-house and are equipped to deal with the most intricate technical details and logistical challenges for domestic and international clients.

IEC owns their own fabrication facility which enables them to meet the budget and timing objectives of the producer.They also have a fully equipped and trained technical staff and a fleet of service vehicles and equipment that enables them to provide support 24/7 to clients.

IEC's focus is on exceeding customer expectations by providing the most effective designs and using only the highest quality materials available.   They are committed to delivering the best technical solution and workmanship to every customer - every time.

Disclaimer: Newtrient has collected the information and photographs on this page from public sources including the vendor’s website and promotional material in accordance with Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance for "fair use". All vendor product and company names are trademarks™, registered trademarks® and/or trade names of the respective vendors or their licensors. Unless otherwise noted, Newtrient is not associated, connected or affiliated with, or sponsored or endorsed by, any vendor or licensor of such trademarks and trade names. See Terms of Use for details.

1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY