Geosynthetics - Lab testing services

Geosynthetics - Lab testing services

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In the geosynthetics industry, quality, performance, durability, and compliance matter. Our full-service laboratories and in-house experts offer the service needed to ensure that a tested geosynthetic will comply with industry standards.

Whether you need to verify the compliance of a product to your customer's requirements, to identify the causes of a failure or to ensure that materials and finished products will perform according to their intended use over their expected service life, we can provide precise, reliable and objective results quickly and affordably.

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Polymeric Geomembranes

Physical Propertises

Asperity Height
ASTM D7466, GRI GM12
Density
ASTM D792
Thickness (PVC)
ASTM D1593
Thickness (Smooth PE)
ASTM D751, D5199, ISO9863-1
Thickness (Textured PE)
ASTM D5994
Weight
ASTM D751, ISO 9864
 

Composition / General Properties

Brittleness Temperature
ASTM D746
Carbon Black Content
ASTM D1603, D4218
Carbon Black Dispersion
ASTM D5596, D3015, ISO 18553
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
ASTM D696
Dimensional Stability
ASTM D1204
Extractable Content
EPA 600/2-88/052-App.E
Extraction
ASTM D3421
Hardness
ASTM D2240
Melt Index
ASTM D1238, ISO 1133
Microscopic Analysis
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OIT
ASTM D3895, EN728
HP-OIT
ASTM D5885
PVC Plasticizers (Content, Molecular Weight)
ASTM D2124
Volatile Loss
ASTM D1203
Water Extraction
ASTM D1239, D3083
 

Barrier Propertises

Water Vapor Transmission Rate
ASTM F1249, E96 (A, B, BW)
Water permeability
EN 14150
Gas permeability
ASTM D1434, ISO 15105
Oxygen Transmission Rate
ASTM D3985
 

Mechanical Properties

2% Secant Modulus
ASTM D5323
Adhesion of Coating
ASTM D751, D903
Flexural Strength (2 directions)
ASTM D790
Grab Tensile (Reinforced Geomembranes)
ASTM D751, D7004
Hydrostatic Resistance
ASTM D751A
Impact
ASTM D746
Pin Puncture
ASTM D4833, FTMS 101C/2065
Pyramidal Puncture
ASTM D5494, EN 14574
Seams (PE)
ASTM D6392, D4437, D6214, ASTM D3083, D4545
Seams (Tape)
ASTM D7272
Seams (PVC)
D882 mod., D7408
Seams (Reinforced)
ASTM D751, D7747 (Strip), D7749 (Grab)
Tear (unreinforced)
ASTM D1004
Tear (Reinforced)
ASTM D751, D5884
Tensile (Multiaxial)
ASTM D5617, ISO 14151
Tensile (PE)
ASTM D6693, ISO 527
Tensile (PVC)
ASTM D882
Tensile (Reinforced)
ASTM D751, D7003 (Strip), D7004 (Grab)
Tensile (Wide Width - 10% / min)
ASTM D4885
Tensile With Extensometer
ASTM D638
 

Performance & Durability

Guidelines for the assessment of durability
ASTM D5819, ISO 13434, EN 12226
Chemical Compatibility
ASTM D5747, D5322, EPA 9090
Chemical resistance for landfill applications
EN 14414
Hydrostatic Puncture / Truncated Cones
ASTM D5514
Interface Shear Strength
ASTM D5321, ISO 12957-1
Low Temperature Bend Test
ASTM D2136
Resistance to oxidation
ISO 13438, EN 14575
Resistance to leaching
EN 14415
Oven Aging
ASTM D5721
Microbiological Resistance / Soil Burial
ASTM G160, D3083, EN 12225
Stress Cracking Resistance
ASTM D5397, EN 14576
UV (Fluorescent)
ASTM D7238, G154, GRI GM11, EN 12224
UV (Xenon)
ASTM D4355, G155, ISO 4892
 

Material Specifications and Test Selection Guides

Guide for Selection of Rate of Fluid Permeation Through Geomembranes
D5886
Guide for Flexible Polypropylene Geomembranes
D6434
Guide for Mechanical Attachment to Penetrations or Structures
D6497
Guide for EPDM Geomembranes
D7106

 

Geosynthetics Clay Liners (GCL)

Physical Propertises

Thickness
ASTM D5199, ISO 9863-1
Weight, Water Content, Bentonite Content
ASTM D5993, ISO 9864
Weight (Geotextiles)
ASTM D5261
 

Properties of the Mineral Fraction

Swell Index
ASTM D5890
Fluid Loss
ASTM D5891
Water absorption of bentonite
ISO 10769
 

Mechanical Properties

GCL Tensile
ASTM D6768, D4632
Wide Width Tensile properties
ASTM D4595, ISO 10319
Peel Strength
ASTM D6496, ASTM, D4632 mod.
Puncture (50mm Probe)
ASTM D6241, ISO 12236
Tensile Strength (Grab)
ASTM D4632
 

Hydraulic Properties

Hydraulic Conductivity (Water)
ASTM D5887, ASTM, D5084
Clay geosynthetic barriers Permeability to gases
ISO 10773
 

Performance & Durability

Internal / Interface Shear Strength
ASTM D6243, ISO 12957-1
Large Scale Hydrostatic Puncture
ASTM D5514
Guidelines for the assessment of durability
ASTM D5819, ISO/TS 13434
Chemical Compatibility (Mineral Fraction)
ASTM D6141
Hydraulic Conductivity (With Contaminants)
ASTM D6766
Chemical Compatibility
Chemical resistance for landfill applications
SAGEOS GC001
EN 14414
 

Material Specifications and Test Selection Guides

Manufacturing Quality Control
ASTM D5889
Acceptance testing of GCL
ASTM D6495
Guide for consideration when evaluating Direct Sheer Results
ASTM D7702
Characteristics / construction of reservoirs and dams
EN 13361
Characteristics / construction of canals
EN 13362
Characteristics / tunnels and underground structures
EN 13491
Characteristics / liquid waste disposal sites or transfer sites
EN 13492
Characteristics / solid waste storage and disposal sites
EN 13493
Characteristics / transportation infrastructures
EN 15382

Bituminious Geomembranes

Physical Properties

Density
ASTM D792
Mass per Unit Area
ASTM D5261, ASTM D3776, ISO 9864
Thickness
ASTM D5199, ASTM D5147, ISO 9863-1
 

Mechanical Properties

Wide Width Tensile
ASTM D4595, ISO 10319
Tensile
ASTM D7275, ISO 527, EN 12311-1, NF-P-84-501
Puncture Resistance
ASTM D4833, ASTM D6241, ISO 12236
Seams Shear Resistance
ASTM D7056
Tear Resistance
ASTM D4073, ASTM D1970
 

General Properties

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
ASTM D696
Low Temperature Flexibility
ASTM D1970
Thermal Stability
ASTM D1970
Water Absorption
ASTM D1970, ASTM D95
 

Performance & Durability

Guidelines for the assessment of durability
ASTM D5819, ISO 13434, EN 12226
Dimensional Stability
ASTM D1204
Hydrostatic Puncture / Truncated Cones
ASTM D5514
Interface Shear Strength
ASTM D5321, ISO 12957-1
Low Temperature Flexibility
ASTM D5147, ASTM D1970
Chemical Compatibility
ASTM D5747, D5322, EPA 9090
Chemical resistance for landfill applications
EN 14414
Resistance to oxidation
ISO 13438, EN 14575
Resistance to leaching
EN 14415
Oven Aging
ASTM D5721
Microbiological Resistance / Soil Burial
ASTM G160, D3083, EN 12225
UV (Fluorescent)
ASTM D7238, G154, EN 12224
UV (Xenon)
ASTM D4798, G155, ISO 489
 

Barrier Properties

Water Vapor Transmission Rate
ASTM F1249, ASTM E96 (B, BW)
 

Material Specifications and Test Selection Guides

Guide for Selection of Rate of Fluid Permeation Through Geomembranes
ASTM D5886
Guide for Prefabricated Bituminous Geomembranes (PBGM)
ASTM D6455
Specification for Bituminous Geomembrane (Canal and Ditch Liner)
ASTM D2643
Characteristics / construction of reservoirs and dams
EN 13361
Characteristics / construction of canals
EN 13362
Characteristics / tunnels and underground structures
EN 13491
Characteristics / liquid waste disposal sites or transfer sites
EN 13492
Characteristics / solid waste storage and disposal sites
EN 13493
Characteristics / transportation infrastructures
EN 15382
 

Geotextiles

Physical Propertises

Thickness
ASTM D5199, D1777, ISO 9863-1, CAN/CGSB 148.1-3
Thickness (Each Layer/Multilayered Products)
ISO 9863-2
Thickness Under Load
ISO 9863-1, EN 964-1
Weight
ASTM D5261, D3776, ISO 9864, EN 965, CAN/CGSB 148.1-2
 

Fibers / Microscopic Properties

Carboxyl End Group
GRI GG7
Crimp
ASTM D3937
Fiber Analysis
ASTM D276, CAN/CGSB 14.1 to 14.18
Fiber Analysis (DSC)
ASTM E793, E794, D3417, D3418
Fiber Length
ASTM D5103
Fibers Breaking Strength
ASTM D3822
Microscopic Analysis (SEM, Optic)
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Mechanical Properties

Abrasion
ASTM D4886, ISO 13427
Burst (Ball)
ASTM D3787, CAN/CGSB 4.2-11.2
Burst (Mullen)
ASTM D3786, CAN/CGSB 4.2-11.1
Hydrostatic Resistance
ASTM D751A, EN 13562
Puncture
ASTM D4833, FTMS 101C/2065
Puncture (50 mm Probe / ‘CBR Test’)
ASTM D6241, ISO 12236
Puncture (Dynamic / cone drop)
ISO 13433, EN 918
Pyramid Puncture
ASTM D5495, NF G38- 019
Sewn Seam Strength
ASTM D4884, ISO 10321
Stiffness
ASTM D1388, D5732, CAN/CGSB 148.1-14
Tear
ASTM D4533, D1117, CAN/CGSB 4.2-12.2
Tensile (Grab)
ASTM D4632, D5034, CAN/CGSB 148.1-7.3
Tensile (Strip)
ASTM D5035
Wide Width Tensile
ASTM D4595, ISO 10319
 

Hydraulic Properties

Opening Size (AOS)
ASTM D4751
Opening Size (Bubble Point)
ASTM F316, SAGEOS GX005
Opening Size (FOS)
NFG 38017, CAN/CGSB 148.1-10
Opening Size (Wet Sieving)
ISO 12956
Number of Constrictions
ASTM D7178
Percent Open Area (POA)
COE CW 22125
Permeability
ASTM D4491, ISO 11058, NFG 38016, CAN/CGSB 148.1-4
Permittivity Under Load
ASTM D5493, ISO 10776
Resistance to Water Penetration
ISO 811, CAN/CGSB 4.2-26.3
Transmissivity (Radial)
ASTM D6574
Transmissivity
ISO 12958
Water Retention Capacity
SAGEOS GX010
Behavior / Water Supply by Capillarity
SAGEOS GX011
Capillarity
SAGEOS GX012
Water Front Speed (Capillary Mats)
SAGEOS GX013
 

Performance & Durability

Guidelines for the assessment of durability
ASTM D5819, ISO 13434, EN 12226
Asphalt Retention
ASTM D6140
Biological Clogging Resistance
ASTM D1987
Chemical Compatibility
ASTM D6389, D5322, ISO 12960
Chemical resistance for landfill applications
EN 14414
Filtration, suspended solid retention, hanging bag test
ASTM 7880
Gradient Ratio
ASTM D5101, SAGEOS GX006
Hydraulic Conductivity Ratio (Filtration)
ASTM D5567
Hydrostatic Puncture (Large Scale)
ASTM D5514
Installation Damage
ASTM D5818, ISO 10722
Interface Shear Strength
ASTM D5321, ISO 12957-1
Resistance to oxidation
ISO 13438, EN 14575
Outdoor Exposure
ASTM D5970
Silt Fence Efficiency
ASTM D5141
Flow Rate of Water and Suspended Solids from a Geotextile Bag
ASTM D7701
UV (Fluorescent)
ASTM G154, EN 12224
UV (Xenon)
ASTM D4355, G155, ISO 4892
 

Material Specifications and Test Selection Guides

Specification for Circular-Knit Geotextile
ASTM D6707
Hybrid Geosynthetic Paving Mat Specification
ASTM D7239
Characteristics required for use in earthworks, foundations and retaining structures
EN13251
Resistance to acid and alkaline liquids
ISO 12960, EN14030
Characteristics required for use in liquid waste containment projects
EN 13265
Chemical resistance for landfill applications
EN 14414

 

Geonets and Drainage Products

Physical Propertises

Carbon Black Content
ASTM D1603, ASTM D4218
Density
ASTM D792
Melt Index
ASTM D1238
Thickness
ASTM D5199, D1777, ISO 9863-1
Thickness / Individual layers of multilayered products
ISO 9863-2
Mass per unit area
ASTM D5261, D3776, ISO 9864
 

Mechanical Properties

Compression
ASTM D6364, D1621, ISO 25619-2
Peel Strength
ASTM D7005, F904, D413, ISO 13426-2
Tensile
ASTM D7179, D5035
WW Tensile
ASTM D4595, ISO 10319
Vertical Compression of Geocomposite Pavement Panel Drains
ASTM D6244
Static puncture test (CBR test)
ISO 12236
 

Hydraulic Properties

Transmissivity
ASTM D4716, ISO 12958
Vertical Strip Drains in the Crimped Condition
ASTM D6918
 

Performance & Durability

Guidelines for the assessment of durability
ASTM D5819, ISO 13434, EN 12226
Accelerated compressive creep properties
ISO 25619-1, ASTM D7361
Chemical Compatibility
ASTM D6388, D5322, ISO/TR 12960
Chemical resistance for landfill applications
EN 14414
Interface Shear Strength
ASTM D5321, ISO 12957-1 (direct shear), 12957-2 (inclined plane
Resistance to oxidation
ISO 13438
UV (Fluorescent)
ASTM G154, EN 12224
UV (Xenon)
ASTM D4355, G155, ISO 4892
Vertical Strip Drains testing / Large Scale Consolidation Test
ASTM D7498
Soil burial
ISO 13437
Resistance to oxidation
ISO 13438
 

Material Specifications and Test Selection Guides

Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVD) Guide
ASTM D6917
Edge Drains Specification
ASTM D7001
Acceptance Testing of Geonets and Drainage Geocomposites
ASTM D7273
Design guidances for PVDs
EN-15237
 

Geogrids

Physical Propertises

Thickness
ASTM D5947, D5199, D1777, ISO 9863-1
Mass per unit area
ASTM D5261, ISO 9864
 

Mechanical Properties

Wide Width Tensile Properties
ASTM D4595, D6637(B), ISO 10319
Tensile Strength (Single Rib)
ASTM D6637(A), GRI GG1
Junction Strength
ASTM D7737, GRI GG2
Flexural Stiffness
ASTM D1388, D5732
Flexural Rigidity
ASTM D7748
Torsional Stiffness / Aperture Stability
ASTM WK24635 (draft)
 

Performance & Durability

Carboxyl End Group
GRI GG7, ASTM D7409
Chemical Compatibility
ASTM D5322, D6213, ISO/TR 12960
Chemical resistance for landfill applications
EN 14414
Soil burial
ISO 13437
Resistance to oxidation
ISO 13438
Resistance to hydrolysis
EN 12447
Concrete Blocks Shear Strength
ASTM D6916
Connection Strength
ASTM D6638
Creep Properties
ASTM D5262, ISO 13431
Accelerated Creep
ASTM D6992
Installation Damage
ASTM D5818, ISO 13437
Installation Damage (index)
ISO 10722
Interface Shear Strength
ASTM D5321, ISO 12957-1
Intrinsic Viscosity / Molecular Weight (PET)
ASTM D4603
Pull-Out Resistance
ASTM D6706, GRI GG5
Small-Strain Tensile Properties / In-Air Cyclic Tension Tests
ASTM D7556
UV (Xenon)
ASTM D4355, G155, ISO 4892
 

Design Guidances

Guidelines for the assessment of durability
ASTM D5819, ISO/TS 13434
Long-term strength of geosynthetics for soil reinforcement
ISO/TR 20432
 

Erosion Control Products

Physical Propertises

Absorbency
ASTM D1117
Light Penetration
ASTM D6567
Mass
ASTM D6475, D6566
Resiliency
ASTM D6524
Stiffness
ASTM D6575
Thickness
ASTM D6525
 

Mechanical Properties

Compression
ASTM D6454
Tensile
ASTM D6818

 

Synthetics Turfs, Sport Surfaces

Physical Propertises

Abrasiveness
ASTM F1015
Apparent Density
ASTM D1895 (B)
Component Masses
ASTM D418, D5848
Linear Density
ASTM D1577
Number of Binding Sites
ASTM D418, D5793
Pile Thickness
ASTM D418
Pile Yarn Mass
ASTM D418, D5848
Total Mass
ASTM D418, D5848
Tuft Height
ASTM D418, D5823
 

Mechanical Properties

Compression Set
ASTM D1667 (suffix B)
Seam Resistance
ASTM D4884, EN 12228
Tear Resistance
ASTM D624
Tensile (Elastomeric Material)
NF EN 12230
Tensile (Grab)
ASTM D1682, D5034
Tensile (Tuft / Yarn)
ASTM D2256, ISO 4919
Tuft Bind Resistance
ASTM D1335
 

Hydraulic Properties

Water Permeability
ASTM D4491, F1551, DIN 18-035
 

Thermal Properties

DSC Analysis
ASTM E794
Melting point
ASTM D789
 

Fire Resistance Properties

Flammability Tests
ASTM D2859, E648, D4804