ASTM WK39359

    New Test Method for Leak Rates Versus Y Stresses and M Factors for Gaskets

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F03.40 | Committee F03 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    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.


    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

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    Technical Contact:
    David Burgess


    F03 (15-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3149-2015 and Pending Publication