ASTM D4354 - 12

    Standard Practice for Sampling of Geosynthetics and Rolled Erosion Control Products(RECPs) for Testing

    Active Standard ASTM D4354 | Developed by Subcommittee: D35.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.13


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice provides a means by which samples of geosynthetics may be selected to provide a statistically valid sample for the selection of test specimens without previous knowledge of the variability that may exist between production units.

    5.2 The principles stated in Practice D4271, and the illustrative text in that practice can be used by test method authors in preparing sampling statements.

    5.3 This practice gives three procedures for sampling: one for manufacturer's quality control (MQC), one for manufacturer's quality assurance (MQA) testing, and a third for purchaser's specification conformance testing. For this reason, test methods containing a section on sampling that requires the use of this practice should contain a statement in the section on reporting similar to the following:“ Report which procedure from Practice D4354 was used for sampling: Procedure A for Manufacturer's Quality Control (MQC), Procedure B for Manufacturer's Quality Assurance (MQA) Testing, or Procedure C for Purchaser's Specification Conformance Testing.

    5.4 Manufacturer's Quality Assurance is done internally to ensure the manufacturer of the MQC program. When it is required to provide certification to a purchaser as to quality assurance, the MQA testing is to be done by an external MQA testing facility.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers three procedures for the sampling of geosynthetics and rolled erosion control products (RECPs) for testing. This practice requires that instructions on taking laboratory samples and test specimens be part of every test method for geosynthetics.

    1.1.1 The first procedure describes the sampling of production units for the purpose of manufacturer's quality control (MQC) (Table 1).

    TABLE 1 Number of Units to be Selected as Lot Sample—Manufacturers’ Quality Control

    Number of Units in Lot

    Number of Units Selected

     1 to 2 

    1

     3 to 8 

    2

     9 to 27

    3

    28 to 64

    4

     65 to 125

    5

    126 to 216

    6

    217 to 343

    7

    344 to 512

    8

    513 to 729

    9

    730 to 1000

    10

    1001 or more

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    1.1.2 The second procedure describes the sampling of production units for the purpose of manufacturer's quality assurance (MQA) testing during the manufacturing process. This requires that backup statistical process control records be maintained during the manufacturing process (Table 2).

    TABLE 2 Number of Units to be Selected as Lot Sample—Manufacturer's Quality Assurance

    Number of Units in Lot

    Number of Units Selected

      1 to 200

    1

     201 to 500

    2

     501 to 1000

    3

    1001 or more

    4


    1.1.3 The third procedure describes the division of shipments of geosynthetics and rolled erosion control products into lots and the determination of lot sample size for purchaser's specification conformance testing (Table 3).

    TABLE 3 Number of Units to be Selected as Lot Sample—Purchaser's Specification Conformance

    Number of Units in Lot

    Number of Units Selected

      1 to 200

    1

     201 to 500

    2

     501 to 1000

    3

    1001 or more

    4


    1.2 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D4271 Practice for Writing Statements on Sampling in Test Methods for Textiles

    D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.70 (Geotextiles)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121702(Geotextile)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4354-12

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