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Geotextiles & Geomembranes

Geotextile is the planer, permeable, synthetic, or natural textile material which may be nonwoven. Geotextiles are basically fabrics that are permeable to fluids such as water and gas. Geomembranes or Geosynthetic Barriers are impermeable to fluids and serve to function as Barriers within soils. 

METS Lab is accredited for testing Geotextiles and Geomembrane materials, We provide an extensive range of Testing Services including opinions and interpretations.

Standard Test Method for Stiffness of Fabrics– ASTM D1388

Test Method for Thickness of Textile Materials– ASTM D1777

Standard Test Methods for Mass Per Unit Area (Weight) of Fabric– ASTM D3776

Standard Test Method for Hydraulic Bursting Strength of Textile Fabrics-Diaphragm Bursting Strength Tester Method– ASTM D3786

Test Method for Bursting Strength of Textiles-Constant-Rate-of-Traverse (CRT) Ball Burst Test– ASTM D3787

Test Method for Deterioration of Geotextiles from Exposure to Ultraviolet Light and Water (Xenon-Arc Type Apparatus)– ASTM D4355

Standard Test Methods for Water Permeability of Geotextiles by Permittivity– ASTM D4491

Standard Test Method for Index Trapezoidal Tearing Strength of Geotextiles– ASTM D4533

Test Method for Tensile Properties of Geotextiles by the Wide-Width Strip Method– ASTM D4595

Test Method for Grab Breaking Load and Elongation of Geotextiles– ASTM D4632

Standard Test Method for Determining Apparent Opening Size of a Geotextile– ASTM D4751

Standard Test Method for Index Puncture Resistance of Geomembranes- ASTM D4833

Standard Test Method for Strength of Sewn or Thermally Bonded Seams of Geotextiles– ASTM D4884

Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)– ASTM D5034

Standard Test Method for Breaking Force and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Strip Method- ASTM D5035

Standard Test Method for Measuring the Filtration Compatibility of Soil-Geotextile Systems– ASTM D5101

Standard Test Method for Measuring Mass per Unit Area of Geotextiles – ASTM D5261

Standard Test Method for Determining the Shear Strength of Soil-Geosynthetic and Geosynthetic-Geosynthetic Interfaces by Direct Shear– ASTM D5321

Standard Test Method for Hydraulic Conductivity Ratio (HCR) Testing of Soil/Geotextile Systems– ASTM D5567

Standard Test Method for the Static Puncture Strength of Geotextiles and Geotextile-Related Products- ASTM D6241

Flexural Rigidity of Geogrids, Geotextiles and Related Products– D7748

METS Lab also perform tests Such as Trapezoid tearing strength, Resistance to perforation test, Apparent pore size distribution, Characteristic opening size, Determination of water flow / permeability (normal to the plane), Cylinder Test, Determination of the Long Term Protection Efficiency of Geotextiles in contact with Geosynthetic Barriers, Compressive properties, Compressive creep properties, The principals of commonly performed tests, Sampling and preparation of test specimens, Mass per unit area, Thickness, Tensile properties / Seam properties, Grab tensile strength, Puncture resistance, Pyramid puncture resistance of supported geosynthetics, Determination of friction characteristics – inclined plane test, Durability Tests, General tests for evaluation following durability tests, Determination of the resistance to weathering, Determining the microbiological resistance by a soil burial test, Screening test method for Determining the Resistance to Oxidation, Screening Test Method for Determining the Resistance to Acid and Alkaline Liquids, Abrasion damage simulation,  Evaluation of mechanical damage under repeated loading.  Damage caused by granular materials, Tensile Creep and Creep Rupture Behaviour, and so on.

Should you need additional information about Middle East Testing Services (METS Lab) for Geotextile testing capabilities please contact us. We operate in UAE, QATAR, ABUDHABHI, UK.