Seaming Systems & Equipment. The processes that have been approved for field seaming and repairing are extrusion welding and fusion welding. All welding equipment is fitted with accurate temperature monitoring devices to ensure the proper measurement of the applicable fusion welding wedge temperature or the extrusion barrel temperature.

Double hot wedge weld

This is a thermal technique that melts the two opposing geomembrane surfaces together by running a hot metal wedge or knife between them.

Extrusion fillet weld

This seaming technique involves extruding molten polyethylene at the overlapping edge of geomembranes to form a continuous Bond.

Testing Methods

To ensure quality, longevity and a product that we can confidently hand over to the client, all seams are tested before general seaming operations may proceed via the peel test and air pressure test. We are also able to do a vacuum test and spark test if requested.

Quality Control

The Gundle Geosynthetics Quality Control Plan has been developed to incorporate the Geosynthetic Research Institute (GRI) standard specifications ISO 9001:2015. These specifications were incorporated as the backbone of the document to ensure that quality is the vital determining factor for every project. As each project is unique it may be required to adhere to project specific specifications, such documentation when required, which will become an appendix to the project contract or the document.

The document covers the most common geosynthetic components used for the construction of a synthetic lining system, including geomembranes; geotextiles; geonets, geocomposites and geosynthetic clay liners. This document out lines the quality control procedures and recommended standards, to which the above-mentioned geosynthetic products have to be installed.

Our quality assurance/quality control document covers the following:

  • Personnel functions and duties on site
  • Pre-Construction Meeting
  • Geomembranes layout and process tests
  • Geotextiles layout and process tests
  • Geocomposites layout and process tests
  • Geosynthetic Clay Liners layout and process tests
  • All on site test logs (Destructive and Non-destructive)

Ideal installation conditions

  • List Item
Anchor Trench
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  • Anchor trench size: min 300mm by 300mm (to advise).
  • Position: 500mm -1500mm away from brim (to advise).
  • Trench/canal edges to be round.
  • No sharp edging.
  • Backfilling to the outside of dam next to anchor trench.
  • Soil preparation: Stone free, soft contours.
Pipe Boot
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  • Pipe penetration: minimum 300mm(to advise).
  • Clearance to do watertight seal around pipe
Ideal surface preparation
Ideal Conditions
  • Sandbags for holding down liners and prevent wind damage.
  • Area to be free of any water/mud.
  • Exposed rocks in lined area to be covered with soil or GEO textile.
Battens
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  • Stainless Steel Battens – To mechanical seal the HDPE liner to a structure to make it water
    tight, to be used for installation under water.
  • HDPE – Fast Cost effective method to terminate liner onto structures above the waterline.