Full Service Geosynthetic Laboratory

PGLI performs complete series of conformance and seam testing for all geosynthetic products such as: geomembranes (PVC, RPP, fRPP, HDPE, LLDPE, Hypalon, Hytrel, EPDM, fPP, chlorinated PE, Butyl Rubber, asphalt/bitumen, ABS, etc.), geogrids, geofoams, drainage nets/geocomposites, geopipes/thermoplastic pipes, geotextiles (woven & non-woven), wick drains, geosynthetic clay liners (GCL), and erosion control products.

PRECISION GEOSYNTHETIC LABORATORIES provides a signed test report, emails the report to the client and posts the report into the Client Portal, within 48 HOURS after receipt of samples for typical conformance tests that require less than 48 hours test duration.

TYPICAL TESTS for GEOMEMBRANE (HDPE & LLDPE)
Nominal Thickness of Geosynthetics ASTM D5199
Core Thickness of Textured Geomembrane ASTM D5994
Tensile Properties of Nonreinforced Polyethylene and
Nonreinforced Flexible Polypropylene Geomembranes
ASTM D6693
Tensile Properties of Plastics ASTM D638
Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting ASTM D1004
Index Puncture Resistance ASTM D 4833
Carbon Black Content in Olefin Plastics ASTM D1603
Carbon Black Content in Polyethylene Compounds By the
Muffle-Furnace Technique
ASTM D4218
Carbon Black Dispersion ASTM D5596
Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique ASTM D1505
Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer ASTM D1238
Asperity Height of Textured Geomembrane GRI GM-12/ASTM D7466
Standard Oxidative Induction Time (OIT) ASTM D3895
Oxidative Induction Time (OIT) of Polyolefin by
High-Pressure Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
ASTM D5885
Evaluation of Stress Crack Resistance of Polyolefin
Geomembranes Using Notched Constant Tensile Load Test (NCTL 1 Point
ASTM D5397

TYPICAL TESTS for GEOTEXTILE (Woven & Non-Woven)
Nominal Thickness of Geosynthetics ASTM D5199
Thickness of Textile Materials ASTM D1777
Mass per Unit Area
ASTM D5261
ASTM D3776
Grab Breaking Load and Elongation (Grab Tensile Strength) ASTM D4632
Trapezoid Tearing Strength ASTM D4533
Bursting Strength of Textile Fabrics — Diaphragm Bursting Strength Tester Method (Mullen Burst Strength) ASTM D3786
Puncture Resistance of Geotextiles, Geomembranes, and Related Products ASTM D4833
Tensile Properties by Wide-Width Strip Method ASTM D4595
Water Permeability of Geotextiles by Permittivity ASTM D4491
Apparent Opening Size (AOS) ASTM D4751

 

TYPICAL TESTS for GEOCOMPOSITE
Nominal Thickness of Geosynthetics ASTM D5199
Mass Per Unit Area ASTM D3776
Breaking Strength & Elongation (Grab Test) ASTM D5034
Breaking Strength & Elongation (Strip Method) ASTM D5035
Bond Strength (Ply Adhesion) of Geocomposites ASTM D7005/D413/F904
Flow Rate per Unit Width and Hydraulic Transmissivity of a Geosynthetic Using a Constant Head ASTM D4716

 

TYPICAL TESTS for GEONET
Nominal Thickness of Geosynthetics ASTM D5199
Mass Per Unit Area ASTM D5261
Breaking Strength & Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Method) ASTM D5034
Breaking Strength & Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Strip Method) ASTM D5035
Carbon Black Content in Olefin Plastics ASTM D1603
Carbon Black Content in Polyethylene Compounds By the
Muffle-Furnace Technique
ASTM D4218
Compressive Properties Of Rigid Cellular Plastics ASTM D1621
Flow Rate per Unit Width and Hydraulic Transmissivity of a
Geosynthetic Using a Constant Head
ASTM D4716

 

TYPICAL TESTS for GEOGRID
Mass Per Unit Area ASTM D5261
Wide-Width Tensile ASTM D4595
Rib Tensile Strength GRI GG1
Node Junction Strength GRI GG2
Ultimate Tensile Strength & Modulus ASTM D6637

 

TYPICAL TESTS for GEOSYNTHETIC CLAY LINER (GCL)
Measuring Mass Per Unit of Geosynthetic Clay Liners ASTM D5993
Free Swell Index of Clay Mineral Component of GCL ASTM D5890
Fluid Loss of Clay Component of GCL ASTM D5891
Index Puncture Resistance of GCL ASTM D4833
Grab Breaking Load and Elongation ASTM D4632
Tensile Strength of Geosynthetic Clay Liners ASTM D6768
Hydraulic Conductivity of Saturated Porous Materials Using a Flexible Wall Permeameter ASTM D5084/GRI-GCL2
Peel Strength Between the Top and Bottom Layers of
Needle-Punched Geosynthetic Clay Liners
ASTM D6496
Index Flux Through Saturated GCL Specimens Using a Flexible Wall Permeameter ASTM D5887
Internal Shear Resistance of GCL by the Direct Shear Method ASTM D6243
Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil by
Microwave Oven Heating
ASTM D4643

 

TYPICAL  TESTS for FLEXIBLE POLYPROPYLENE (fPP) & FLEXIBLE REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENE (fRPP)

Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) ASTM D792
Tensile Properties of fPP ASTM D6693
Strip Tensile Properties of fRPP ASTM D7003
Grab Tensile Properties of fRPP ASTM D7004
Multiaxial ASTM D5617
Tear Resistance of  fPP ASTM D1004
Tear Resistance of  fRPP ASTM D5884
Puncture Resistance ASTM D4833
Ply Adhesion of fRPP ASTM D6636
Low Temperature Bend ASTM D2136
Carbon Content ASTM D4218
UV Resistance ASTM D7238

 

TYPICAL TESTS for Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) Reinforced and NON- Reinforced
Thickness ASTM D5199
Tensile Properties ASTM D412
Tear Resistance ASTM D1004
Puncture Resistance ASTM D4833
Multiaxial Testing ASTM D5617

 

TYPICAL TESTS for PVC
Nominal Thickness of a Geosynthetic/PVC ASTM D5199
Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement ASTM D792
Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting ASTM D882
Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film & Sheeting ASTM D1004
Brittleness Temperature of Plastic Sheeting by Impact/Low Temperature/Impact Cold Crack ASTM D1790
Evaluating Microbial Susceptibility of Nonmetallic Materials by Laboratory Soil Burial/Resistance to Soil Burial ASTM G160
Dimensional Stability/ Linear Dimensional Changes of Nonrigid Thermoplastic Sheeting or Film at Elevated Temperature ASTM D1204
Volatile Loss from Plastics Using Activated Carbon Methods ASTM D1203
Water Extraction/ Resistance of Plastic Films to Extraction by Chemicals ASTM D1239
Hydrostatic Resistance ASTM D751

 

TYPICAL TESTS FOR PIPES
External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading ASTM D2412
Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique ASTM D1505
Rubber Property—Durometer Hardness ASTM D2240
Thickness by Caliper ASTM D374
Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer ASTM D1238

 

TYPICAL TESTS FOR EROSION CONTROL PRODUCTS (DECRADABLE)
Nominal Thickness of Permanent Rolled Erosion Control Products ASTM 6525
Measuring the Resiliency of Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) ASTM 6524
Mass per Unit Area of Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs) ASTM D6475
Light Penetration Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) ASTM D6567
Stiffness ASTM D6575
Tensile Properties Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) ASTM D6818

 

TYPICAL TESTS FOR EROSION CONTROL PRODUCTS (NON -DEGRADABLE)
Nominal Thickness of Permanent Rolled Erosion Control Products ASTM 6525
Measuring the Resiliency of Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) ASTM 6524, ECTC
Density & Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement ASTM D792
Mass per Unit Area of Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) ASTM D6566
Tensile Properties Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) ASTM D6818
Short-Term Compression Behavior of Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) ASTM D6454
Light Penetration Turf reinforcement mats (TRM) ASTM D6567
Stiffness ASTM D6575

 

LIST OF PGLI TESTING CAPABILITIES COMMONLY PERFORMED
APPARENT OPENING SIZE (AOS) ASTM D4751
BONDED SEAM STRENGTH ASTM D751 or D3083
BURSTING STRENGTH ASTM D751 or D3786
BURSTING STRENGTH (BALL BURST METHOD) ASTM D3787
CARBON BLACK CONTENT ASTM D1603
CARBON BLACK CONTENT, MUFFLE-FURNACE METHOD ASTM D4218
CARBON BLACK DISPERSION ASTM D3015
CARBON BLACK DISPERSION ASTM D5596
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE of GEOSYNTHETIC to LIQUIDS ASTM D5322
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE of GEOMEMBRANES to LIQUIDS ASTM D5747
CHEMICAL SEAM ASTM D6214
COMPRESSION BEHAVIOR (TRMs) ASTM D6454
COMPRESSION STRENGTH ASTM D6364
COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES (BEHAVIOR & STRENGTH) ASTM D1621
COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES of INSULATORS ASTM C165
COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH of DIMENSION STONE ASTM C170
DENSITY ASTM D1505
DILATOMETER ASTM D696
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY ASTM D1204
DIMENSIONS of THERMOPLASTIC PIPE FITTINGS ASTM D2122
DIRECT SHEAR ASTM D5321
DIRECT SHEAR ASTM D6243
DSC (TRANSITION TEMPERATURE of POLYMERS) ASTM D3418
EFFECT OF LIQUIDS, OIL ASTM D471
ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS CRACK RESISTANCE ASTM D1693
EXTERNAL LOADING CHARACTERISTICS (PARALLEL-PLATE LOADING) ASTM D2412
EXTRACTABLES ASTM D3421
FILTERING EFFICIENCY & FLOW RATE of GEOTEXTILE ASTM D5141
FLEXURAL ASTM D790
FLUID LOSS ASTM D5891
FREE SWELL ASTM D5890
FREE SWELL of BENTONITE (UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA STANDARD) USP-NF- XVII
FTIR ASTM E1252
GAS TRANSMISSION / PERMEABILITY TEST                ASTM D 1434
GEOTEXTILE SEAM ASTM D4884
GRAIN SIZE with HYDROMETER ASTM D422
HARDNESS ASTM C836
HARDNESS ASTM D3083
HARDNESS, SHORE ASTM D2240
HAZE & LUMINOUS TRANSMITANCE ASTM D1003
HEAT AGING / OVEN AGING ASTM D5721
HIGH PRESSURE OIT ASTM D5885
HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY ASTMD5084
HYDROSTATIC RESISTANCE ASTM D751
IMMERSION of MATERIAL in LEACHATE ASTM D5747,30, 60, 90, and 120 days
IMPACT RESISTANCE of PLASTIC FILM ASTM D1709
INDEX FLUX ASTM D5887
INTERFACE SHEAR, GEOSYNTHETICS ASTM D5321
INTERNAL SHEAR, GCL ASTM D6243
LIGHT PENETRATION of TRM ASTM D6567
LOW TEMPERATURE BEND ASTM D2136
LOW TEMPERATURE BRITTLENESS ASTM D746
LOW TEMPERATURE BRITTLENESS ASTM D1790
MASS PER UNIT AREA ASTM D751
MASS PER UNIT AREA ASTM D3776
MASS PER UNIT AREA ASTM D5261
MASS PER UNIT AREA ASTM D5848
MASS PER UNIT AREA ASTM D5993
MASS PER UNIT AREA (ECM) ASTM D6475
MASS PER UNIT AREA (TRM) ASTM D6566
MELT FLOW INDEX ASTM D1238     
METHANE GAS PERMEABILITY TEST                            ASTM D 1434
MICROORGANISM EXPOSURE ASTM E1428
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY ASTM D882
MOISTURE CONTENT ASTM D2216
MOISTURE CONTENT (MICROWAVE METHOD) ASTM D4643
OIL RESISTANCE ASTM D543
OIT STANDARD ASTM D3895
OUTDOOR EXPOSURE of GEOTEXTILE ASTM D5970
OVEN AGING / DETERIORATION IN AN AIR OVEN ASTM D573
OVEN AGING (POLYOLEFIN GEOMEMBRANES) ASTM D5721
OZONE RESISTANCE/CRACKING IN AN OZONE-CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT ASTM D1149
PEEL ADHESION ASTM D413
PEEL or STRIPPING STRENGTH (CONCRETE) ASTM D903
PEEL TEST for GCL ASTM D6496
PERCENT (%) OPEN AREA COE METHOD
PERMEABILITY ASTM D4491
PERMEATION / VAPOR TRANSMISSION of VOLATILE LIQUIDS ASTM D814
PERMITTIVITY ASTM D4491
PIPE COMPRESSION ASTM D2214
PLASTICIZER EXTRACTION ASTM D2124
PLY ADHESION ASTM D413
PLY ADHESION ASTM D7005
PLY ADHESION (MD/TD - fPP) ASTM D6636
PLY ADHESION ASTM F904
PROPAGATION TEAR RESISTANCE by PENDULUM METHOD ASTM D1922
PUNCTURE ASTM E154
PUNCTURE RESISTANCE FTMS 101C
PUNCTURE RESISTANCE FTMS 101C, method 2031
PUNCTURE RESISTANCE ASTM D751
PUNCTURE RESISTANCE ASTM D4833
PUNCTURE RESISTANCE, PYRAMID ASTM D5494
QUV EXPOSURE                                                               ASTM G 154 (G53)
RESILIENCY (TRMs) ASTM D6524
RESISTANCE TO DECAY (WATERPROOFING) ASTM E154
SEAL STRENGTH of FLEXIBLE BARRIER MATERIALS ASTM F88-85
SEAM PACKAGE, SHEAR & PEEL, EPDM ASTM D882, ASTM D413
SEAM PACKAGE, SHEAR, PEEL & THICKNESS ASTM D3083 ASTM D413
SEAM PEEL ADHESION ASTM D413
SEAM TEST for FABRIC ASTM D1683
SECANT MODULUS ASTM D5323
SHEAR & PEEL ASTM D751, ASTM D413
SHEAR & PEEL (METHOD B, NSF MODIFIED) ASTM D816, ASTM D413
SHEAR & PEEL ASTM D4545
SHEAR & PEEL, HDPE, LLDPE, FPP,PVC ASTM D6392
SHEAR & PEEL, HDPE, LLDPE, PVC ASTM D4437
SHEAR & PEEL, PVC, LLDPE ASTM D3083, ASTM D413
SHEAR ONLY ASTM D751
SOIL BURIAL ASTM E154
SOIL BURIAL ASTM G160
SOIL BURIAL RESISTANCE ASTM D3083
SOIL-GEOTEXTILE SYSTEM CLOGGING POTENTIAL by GRADIENT RATIO ASTM D5101
SOLUBILITY ASTM D471
SPECIFIC GRAVITY ASTM D792
STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS of POLYETHYLENE SHEETING for CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL, and  AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS ASTM D4397
STATIC COEFFICIENT of FRICTION of CERAMIC TILE (DYNAMOMETER) ASTM C1028
STATIC PEEL ASTM D715, ASTM D413
STATIC PUNCTURE RESISTANCE ASTM D6241
STIFFNESS ASTM D1388
STIFFNESS ASTM D6575
STRIP FORCE ASTM D5035
SWELL ASTM D471
TA COEFFICIENT of LINEAR EXPANSION ASTM D696
TABER ABRASION RESISTANCE ASTM D4060
TEAR STRENGTH ASTM D624
TEAR RESISTANCE ASTM D5733
TEAR RESISTANCE ASTM D5884
TEAR RESISTANCE, GRAVES ASTM D1004
TEAR RESISTANCE, TONGUE TEAR ASTM D751
TEAR RESISTANCE, TONGUE  TEAR SINGLE RIP PROCEDURE ASTM D2261
TEAR RESISTANCE, TRAPEZOIDAL ASTM D1117
TEAR RESISTANCE, TRAPEZOIDAL ASTM D4533
TEMPERATURE STABILITY ASTM D4594
TENSILE STRENGTH of GCL ASTM D6768
TENSILE DOG BONE/TENSILE PROPERTIES ASTM D6693
TENSILE PROPERTIES ASTM D412
TENSILE PROPERTIES ASTM D638
TENSILE PROPERTIES ASTM D882
TENSILE PROPERTIES of GEOGRID (SINGLE/MULTI-RIB METHOD) ASTM D6637
TENSILE PROPERTIES, ELONGATION/MODULUS ASTM D882
TENSILE PROPERTIES, GRAB ASTM D751 or D1117
TENSILE PROPERTIES, GRAB ASTM D4632
TENSILE PROPERTIES, GRAB ASTM D7004
TENSILE PROPERTIES, GRAB & ELONGATION ASTM D4632
TENSILE PROPERTIES, STRIP ASTM D7003
TENSILE PROPERTIES, STRIP ASTM D1117
TENSILE STRENGTH ASTM D751
TENSILE STRENGTH ASTM D5035
TENSILE STRENGTH, GRAB TEST ASTM D5034
THICKNESS Stereomicroscope/Microtome
THICKNESS ASTM D1593
THICKNESS ASTM D1777
THICKNESS ASTM D3083
THICKNESS ASTM D5199
THICKNESS ASTM D5994
THICKNESS (EROSION CONTROL PRODUCTS) ASTM D6525
THICKNESS, by CALIPER ASTM D374
THICKNESS OVER SCRIM, OPTICAL ASTM D751
TRANSITION TIME ASTM D5397
TRANSMISSIVITY ASTM D4716
UNDER LOAD DEFORMATION ASTM D621
UV EXPOSURE ASTM G 154
UV EXPOSURE XENON ARC ASTM D4355, G155
VAPOR TRANSMISSION ASTM D814
VOLATILE LOSS ASTM D1203
VOLATILE MATTER ASTM D3030
WATER ABSORPTION ASTM D471
WATER ABSORPTION (24-HOURS) ASTM D570
WATER EXTRACTION ASTM D1239
WATER EXTRACTION ASTM D3083
WATER VAPOR RETARDERS ASTM E154
WATER VAPOR TRANSMISSION ASTM E96
WIDE WIDTH STRIP TENSILE ASTM D4885
WIDE WIDTH STRIP TENSILE ASTM D4595

 

GRI TEST METHODS
Test Description Test Method

ASPERITY HEIGHT for TEXTURED GEOMEMBRANE
GRI-GM12 /
See ASTM D7466

COMPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR of GEONETS
GRI-GN1 /
See ASTM D6364
HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY, PERMEABILITY of GCL GRI-GCL2 /
See ASTM D5887 &
ASTM D6766

NODE JUNCTION STRENGTH
GRI-GG2

PEEL STRENGTH (ADHESION & BOND STRENGTH of GEOCOMPOSITE)
GRI-GC7

PUNCTURE CBR STRENGTH
GRI-GS1 /
See ASTM D6241

QUV EXPOSURE
GRI-GM11

SWELL INDEX
GRI-GCL1 /
See ASTM D5890

 

GRI STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS
Material/Product Type Test Method
PROCEDURE for NCTL TEST GRI-GM10
SEAM TEST METHOD & PROPERTIES of GEOMEMBRANES GRI-GM19
TEST METHODS, PROPERTIES & TESTING FREQUENCIES of EPDM GRI-GM21
TEST METHODS, PROPERTIES & TESTING FREQUENCIES of fPP & fPP-R GRI-GM18
TEST METHODS, PROPERTIES & TESTING FREQUENCIES of GCL GRI-GCL3
TEST METHODS & PROPERTIES of GEOTEXTILE TUBES GRI-GM10
TEST METHODS, PROPERTIES & TESTING FREQUENCIES of HDPE GRI-GM13
TEST METHODS, PROPERTIES & TESTING FREQUENCIES of LLDPE GRI-GM17
TEST METHODS & PROPERTIES of NW GEOTEXTILE CUSHION – ASTM GRI-GT12 (a)
TEST METHODS & PROPERTIES of NW GEOTEXTILE CUSHION – ISO GRI-GT12 (b)
TEST METHODS & PROPERTIES of GEOTEXTILE SEPARATORS – ASTM GRI-GT13 (a)
TEST METHODS & PROPERTIES of GEOTEXTILE SEPARATORS - ISO GRI-GT13 (b)
TEST METHODS, PROPERTIES & TESTING FREQUENCIES of PE-R
(SCRIMMED REINFORCED POLYETHYLENE GEOMEMBRANES)
GRI-GM22

 

ISO / BS / DIN STANDARDS
Material Type /Test Description Specifications
BRITISH STD THICKNESS BS EN 964-1
CARBON CONTENT BS 2782, method 452B, part 4
CONE DROP BRITISH STD BS 6906, part 6
GEOGRID CONNECTION ISO 10321
GEOGRID TENSILE TEST ISO10319
HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY / PERMEABILITY DIN 18130
MASS PER UNIT AREA ISO 09864
MASS PER UNIT AREA BRITISH STANDARD BS 6906
OPENING SIZE EN ISO 12956
PUNCTURE BRITISH STD BS 6906, part 4
SEAM TEST BY WIDE WIDTH ISO 10321
STATIC CBR PUNCTURE ISO 12236
TENSILE BRITISH STD BS 6906, part 1    
TENSILE PROPERTIES BOTH DIRECTIONS ISO 12958
TENSILE STRENGTH AND ELONGATION DIN 53857
TENSILE WIDE WIDTH ISO 10321
THICKNESS AT SPECIFIC PRESSURE ISO 09863
WATER FLOW CAPACITY ISO12958
WATER PERMEABILITY ISO 11058
WIDE WIDTH TENSILE EN ISO 10319

 

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