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Test Method Title
Test Method for Determining the Integrity of Factory Seams Used in Joining Manufactured Flexible Sheet Geomembranes
peel and shear; destructive test; integrity of seams
Description of Test
Test method covers both destructive and non-destructive techniques for determining integrity of factory seams of sheets of geomembranes. Peel and shear (destructive by ASTM D 816), air lance (non destructive), vacuum box (non destructive), ultrasonic pulse echo (non destructive) and mechanical point stressing (non destructive) are covered.
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"
peel, shear, seam, destructive, factory
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