ASTM International - ASTM D5820-95
Standard Practice for Pressurized Air Channel Evaluation of Dual Seamed Geomembranes
|Publication Date:||10 October 1995|
1.1 The practice covers a nondestructive evaluation of the continuity of parallel geomembrane seams separated by an unwelded air channel. The unwelded air channel between the two distinct seamed regions is sealed regions is sealed and inflated with air to a predetermined pressure. Long lengths of seam can be evaluated by this practice more quickly than by other common nondestructive tests.
1.2 This practice should not be used as a substitute for destructive testing. Used in conjunction with destructive testing, this method can provide additional information regarding the seams undergoing testing.
1.3 This practice supercedes Practice D 4437 for geomembrane seams that include an air channel. Practice D 4437 may continue to be used for other types of seams. The user is referred to the referenced standards, or to EPA/530/SW-91/ 051 for additional information regarding geomembrane seaming techniques and construction quality assurance.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.