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D7176 Standard Specification for Non-Reinforced Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Geomembranes Used in Buried Applications has been reapproved, available as D7176-06(2018)

1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flexible sheeting which is used for construction of concealed containment membranes. Examples are ponds and lakes, canals, reservoirs, landfill liners, covers and closures, or similar installations where the membrane is inaccessible once the construction is complete. Included are requirements for materials and sheeting, test methods, workmanship criteria, and methods of marking. This specification covers unreinforced flexible sheet made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin as the primary polymer intended for use in geomembranes. This specification covers PVC sheet 0.25 mm through 1.5 mm thickness (0.010 in. through 0.060 in.), typically used for geomembrane linings.

1.2 Reworked materials may be used in this product in accordance with the requirements in Section 5.

1.3 The tests are intended to ensure quality and performance, and are not intended for design purposes. Tests have been selected to be conducted primarily with liquids that simulate the environment to which the membrane will be subjected during actual use. The test and property limits used to characterize the sheet are values intended to ensure minimum quality for the intended purpose. In-place design criteria such as material compatibility, chemical resistance, among others, are factors that shall be considered but are beyond the scope of this specification.

1.4 The values stated in metric units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in parentheses (English) are for information only.

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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

D751 Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

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

D1203 Test Methods for Volatile Loss From Plastics Using Activated Carbon Methods

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

D1239 Test Method for Resistance of Plastic Films to Extraction by Chemicals

D1243 Test Method for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Vinyl Chloride Polymers

D1790 Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastic Sheeting by Impact

D2124 Test Method for Analysis of Components in Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Compounds Using an Infrared Spectrophotometric Technique

D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics

D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics

D5199 Test Method for Measuring the Nominal Thickness of Geosynthetics

D5747/D5747M Practice for Tests to Evaluate the Chemical Resistance of Geomembranes to Liquids

G160 Practice for Evaluating Microbial Susceptibility of Nonmetallic Materials By Laboratory Soil Burial

» Code: ASTM D7176 - 06(2018)

» Committee: Subcommittee: D35.10

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