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Main Title Inspection techniques for the fabrication of geomembrane field seams /
Author Landreth, R. E. ; Carson, D. A. ; Koerner, R. M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/530/SW-91-051
Stock Number PB92-109057
OCLC Number 24262842
Subjects Sanitary landfills--Linings
Additional Subjects Inspections ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Lining processes ; Seaming ; Land pollution abatement ; Quality assurance ; Quality control ; Construction ; Guidelines ; Specialized training ; Manuals ; Nondestructive tests ; Field tests ; Thermoplastic resins ; Seams(Joints) ; Adhesion ; Environmental engineering ; Performance standards ; Geosynthetic materials ; Land covers ; Geomembranes ; Capping ; Extrusion fillet seams ; Extrusion flat seams ; Hot wedge seams ; Hot air seams ; Chemical fusion seams ; Adhesive seams
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD1064.I57 1991 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA/530/SW-91/051 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/10/2014
EKBD  EPA-530/SW-91-051 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/15/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA/530/SW-91/051 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
EMBD  EPA/530/SW-91/051 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 08/06/1993
ESAD  EPA 530-SW-91-051 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/22/2005
NTIS  PB92-109057 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xvi, 174 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 23 cm.
The Technical Guidance Document is meant to augment the numerous construction quality control and construction quality assurance (CQC and CQA) guidelines that are presently available for geomembrane installation and inspection. It is focused on all current methods of producing geomembrane seams including HDPE and VLDPE, PVC, PVC-R, CSPE, CSPE-R, CPE, CPE-R, EIA and EIA-R. In general, the tone of most of the existing guidelines is to allow the installer almost complete freedom in making seams with the only conditions being that they pass: (1) destructive shear and peel tests to a stipulated strength, and (2) selected nondestructive tests. By developing a report somewhere between the typical CQC/CQA Documents and an installer's training manual, i.e., a 'Technical Guidance Document', it is hoped that this technical guidance document will provide meaningful insight for an inspector as to what the installer is trying to accomplish. At the same time, it might be also helpful to the installer in recognizing that others have an interest in their specific activity. After some introductory material, the manual presents six specific methods used for fabricating field seams of the types of geomembranes being most widely used for environmental control systems. They are the following: (1) extrusion fillet seams, (2) extrusion flat seams, (3) hot wedge seams, (4) hot air seams, (5) chemical fusion seams, and (6) adhesive seams.
"May 1991." "EPA/530/SW-91/051." "In cooperation with Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory." "Project officers Robert E. Landreth and David A. Carson." "Cooperative agreement no. CR-815692." Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-164).