ASTM D7106 - 05(2010)

    Standard Guide for Selection of Test Methods for Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) Geomembranes

    Active Standard ASTM D7106 | Developed by Subcommittee: D35.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.13


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    Significance and Use

    This standard provides guidance to obtain data that is the most representative of the materials characteristics and performance. To properly evaluate EPDM, tests should be performed in accordance with specific test methods and procedures.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers and provides recommendations for the selection of appropriate test methods for Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) geomembranes used in geotechnical and geoenvironmental applications.

    1.2 This guide includes test methods for three different types of EPDM geomembranes including; scrim-reinforced membranes, composite membranes and smooth, non-reinforced membranes.

    1.3 The test methods are divided into three categories including manufacturing quality control, optional performance tests and seam testing.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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

    D297 Test Methods for Rubber Products--Chemical Analysis

    D413 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Adhesion to Flexible Substrate

    D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

    D1004 Test Method for Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting

    D1149 Test Methods for Rubber Deterioration--Cracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment

    D1204 Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Nonrigid Thermoplastic Sheeting or Film at Elevated Temperature

    D1418 Practice for Rubber and Rubber Latices--Nomenclature

    D1434 Test Method for Determining Gas Permeability Characteristics of Plastic Film and Sheeting

    D2137 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Brittleness Point of Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness

    D4355 Test Method for Deterioration of Geotextiles by Exposure to Light, Moisture and Heat in a Xenon Arc Type Apparatus

    D4437 Practice for Non-destructive Testing (NDT) for Determining the Integrity of Seams Used in Joining Flexible Polymeric Sheet Geomembranes

    D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics

    D4637 Specification for EPDM Sheet Used In Single-Ply Roof Membrane

    D4833 Test Method for Index Puncture Resistance of Geomembranes and Related Products

    D5199 Test Method for Measuring the Nominal Thickness of Geosynthetics

    D5321 Test Method for Determining the Coefficient of Soil and Geosynthetic or Geosynthetic and Geosynthetic Friction by the Direct Shear Method

    D5514 Test Method for Large Scale Hydrostatic Puncture Testing of Geosynthetics

    D5617 Test Method for Multi-Axial Tension Test for Geosynthetics

    D5721 Practice for Air-Oven Aging of Polyolefin Geomembranes

    D5884 Test Method for Determining Tearing Strength of Internally Reinforced Geomembranes

    D7004 Test Method for Grab Tensile Properties of Reinforced Geomembranes

    E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.70 (Geotextiles)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121701(Geomesh)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7106-05R10

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