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Significance and Use
4.1 This guide attempts to detail specific areas of concern regarding the attachment of geomembranes to structures. Components of the geomembrane attachment are addressed as to the type and use of each component.
4.2 Although this guide does not address all aspects of geomembrane attachments, the user of this guide may note important objectives and design issues of each component of the geomembrane. All these objectives and design issues may or may not be required to obtain an appropriate geomembrane attachment. By describing these areas of concern, it is hoped that the user of this guide will be able to design geomembrane attachments, develop specifications or construct geomembrane attachments, or both, which fulfill the requirements of its design intent.
1.1 This guide covers procedures that can be employed to mechanically attach fabricated geomembranes to structures, pipes, etc.
1.2 This guide does not address all problems or situations a geomembrane installer or design engineer may face in the attachment of geomembranes to structures, pipes, etc. The sole purpose of this standard guide is to point out typical problems with geomembrane attachments and clearly state objectives of each component of the geomembrane attachment(s).
1.3 This guide has been generated for geomembrane application(s); however, a geomembrane installer or design engineer, or both, may find portions of this guide applicable to other geosynthetics.
1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
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.
C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants
C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products
D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics
D4848 Terminology Related to Force, Deformation and Related Properties of Textiles
F118 Definitions of Terms Relating to Gaskets
EPA DocumentQuality Assurance and Quality Control for Waste Co Technical Guidance Document, United States Environmental Protection Agency, EPA/600/R-93/182, September 1993
ICS Number Code 59.080.70 (Geotextiles)
UNSPSC Code 30121701(Geomesh)
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ASTM D6497 / D6497M-02(2015)e1, Standard Guide for Mechanical Attachment of Geomembrane to Penetrations or Structures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top