ASTM D6102 - 12

    Standard Guide for Installation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners

    Active Standard ASTM D6102 | Developed by Subcommittee: D35.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.13


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    Significance and Use

    For optimum performance, GCLs must be installed in a manner that does not impact their physical, mechanical, or hydraulic properties.

    This guide identifies the proper installation procedures and equipment for use by GCL designers, inspectors, and installers.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers directions for the installation of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) under field conditions typically present in environmental lining applications.

    1.2 This guide contains general installation guidelines. It is not intended to replace project-specific installation requirements as found in the contract drawings or specifications. In the event of a conflict, the requirement of the project specifications will supersede the requirements of this guide.

    1.3 This guide does not purport to establish specific procedure for all climatic, geographical, hydraulic, or topographical conditions that may exist at a site. Appropriate installation procedures under atypical field conditions should be modified as necessary to maintain the integrity of the GCL and adjacent lining system components.

    1.4 Different GCLs have different materials of construction with different physical properties. The procedures contained in this guide, therefore, may not be universally applicable to all GCLs under all field conditions.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics

    D5888 Guide for Storage and Handling of Geosynthetic Clay Liners


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D6102-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D6102-12, Standard Guide for Installation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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