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Why L.I.F.E. ?

This unique testing protocol will provide you with a clear image of your field conditions using internationally recognized standards and our 25 years of expertise.

The LIFE helps you evaluate the quality of your newest field or the level of wearing of your existing installations.

Applied over a 4 year program, it becomes the perfect tool to track the evolution of your turf and to adapt your maintenance operations, optimizing your field life expectancy.

Inspection program includes the following:

  • Shock absorption – ASTM F3189 (6 test locations)
  • Vertical deformation – ASTM F3189 (6 test locations)
  • Rotational Resistance – EN 15301-1 (6 test locations)
  • Ball roll – EN 12234 (6 test locations)
  • Vertical ball rebound – ASTM F2117 (6 test locations)
  • Impact attenuation / Gmax – ASTM F355-A (10 test locations)
  • Infill depth measurements – EN 1969 (10 test locations)
  • Visual Inspection
  • Test Report including detailed results and photographs

TEST DESCRIPTION, STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS

(Requirements partly taken from STC Guidelines, ASTM and EN 15330-1 standards)

SHOCK ABSORPTION – ASTM F3189

• Measures surface hardness
• Related to lower body injuries

Field test evaluation

REQUIREMENTS:
Initial inspection (at substantial completion) : 55 – 70 %
Follow-up inspection (3 subsequent years) : 55 – 70 %

VERTICAL DEFORMATION – ASTM F3189

• Measures surface deformation (stability)
• Related to lower body injuries

REQUIREMENTS:
Initial inspection (at substantial completion) : 4 – 10 mm
Follow-up inspection (3 subsequent years) : 4 – 10 mm

VERTICAL BALL REBOUND – ASTM F2117

• Measures ball bounce height
• Evaluates ball control level by player

REQUIREMENTS:
Initial inspection (at substantial completion) : 45 – 75%
Follow-up inspection (3 subsequent years) : 45 – 75%

BALL ROLL – EN 12234

• Measures ball roll distance
• Evaluates ball control level by player

REQUIREMENTS:
Initial inspection (at substantial completion) : 4.0 – 10.0 m
Follow-up inspection (3 subsequent years) : 4.0 – 10.0 m

ROTATIONAL RESISTANCE – EN 15301

• Measures surface traction level
• Related to lower body injuries

REQUIREMENTS:
Initial inspection (at substantial completion) : 25 – 50 N.m
Follow-up inspection (3 subsequent years) : 25 – 50 N.m

IMPACT ATTENUATION (Gmax) – ASTM F355-A

• Measures surface hardness
• Related to upper body injuries

REQUIREMENTS:
Initial inspection (at substantial completion) : < 130 G
Follow-up inspection (3 subsequent years) : < 165 G