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Significance and Use
For optimum performance, GCLs must be stored and handled prior to their installation in a manner that does not impact their physical properties. Adherence to these storage and handling guidelines will help to ensure that acceptable GCL performance will be achieved.
1.1 This guide covers guidelines for the proper storage and handling of geosynthetic clay liners received at the job site by the end user.
1.2 This guide contains general guidelines and is not intended to replace project-specific requirements as found in the contract drawings or specifications. In the event of a conflict, the requirements of the project specifications will supersede the requirements of this practice.
1.3 The values given in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 This guide offers an organized collection of information or a series of options and does not recommend a specific course of action. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgement. Not all aspects of this guide may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word “Standard” in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.
1.5 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.
D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics
ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)