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Test Method Title

Standard Test Method for Determining the Integrity of Field Seams Used in Joining Geomembranes by Chemical Fusion Methods

Reference Number

ASTM D6214

Material

Geomembrane

Test Property

seam peel and shear; seam strength

Description of Test

This test method describes destructive quality control and quality assurance tests used to determine the integrity of geomembrane seams produced by chemical-fusion methods. Samples are cured (either standard or accelerated) prior to testing. Specimens are tested in a tensile machine for peel strength (five specimens) and shear strength (five specimens). The peak strength and failure modes are reported.

Preferred Test Sample Size

1 linear foot of seam x 10" wide

Number of Test Specimens

10 (5 peel, 5 shear)

Test Specimen Size

1" x 8"

Keywords

peel, shear, seam, destructive

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