Work Item
ASTM WK71844

New Guide for Fire Resistance of Geosynthetics

1. Scope

2.1 The scope of the Committee shall be the formulation of test methods, specifications, guides, practices, terminology, and the dissemination of knowledge dealing with geosynthetics. This would include but not be limited to geotextiles, geogrids, drainage nets, drainage composites, geosynthetic clay liners, geosynthetic erosion control products and sediment retention devices, geosynthetic strips, geofoam and geomembranes.
2.2. The formulation of test methods, specifications, guides, practices and terminology for Geosynthetic related products shall be considered by the Committee by establishment of special subcommittees approved by the Executive Subcommittee.
2.3 The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees or organizations having mutual interest.


fire, fire resistance, flammability, geomembrane, infrastructure, landfill


Geosynthetics may exhibit different response to fire. This test method is intended to provide a mean to classify geosynthetics exposed to fire. Additional questions to be answered: For instance, are routine tests or qualification tests required? Are special configurations to be more critical on fire hazards? Regulations in building materials and their resistance to fire is define by National Fire Codes. Should NFPA or a similar organism be involved in the development of the fire resistance of geosynthetics?

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D35.02

Committee: D35

Staff Manager: Travis Murdock

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-07-2020

Technical Contact: David Beaumier

Item: 001

Ballot: D35.02 (20-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item