1. Scope 1.1 This test method will establish criteria for determining standard loading constants that are referenced in current ASME pressure vessel design (Section VIII, Div. 1&2). This test method covers the determination of leak rates versus y stresses and m factors for gaskets compressed in bolted flange connections. In addition, if a maximum leak rate is assigned, specific values for m and y can be determined from the data. 1.2 This method generates leakage versus compressive load data during increasing and decreasing stresses on a gasket material.
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