Definition - What does Impermeable Barrier mean?
Impermeable Barrier is a barrier used to control the flow of fluids in a reservoir. It contains barrier films which are flexible in nature thus are able to avoid permeation of moisture and gases. It plays a crucial role for many industries such as the food, medical, chemical, and electronic industries. The basic purpose is to avoid the fluids to flow through it. However, it accumulates a lot of contaminants around the barriers thus time-to-time cleaning is also necessary to prevent the risks posed by it.
Petropedia explains Impermeable Barrier
Impermeable Barrier is impenetrable and can cause a change by a factor of two in the drawdown curves and slope buildup. The barrier located at a distance of hundred feet or less then is often checked by a test to measure its efficiency. If the distance is more, then the tests are unable to detect the barriers. However, the two perpendicular barriers can bring a change by the factor of four by a variety of geometries. The barriers are made up of multi-layer graphitic films thus they are suitable for industrial use.