This specification covers the minimum performance and material requirements for resilient connectors used for connections between precast reinforced concrete storm sewer structures and pipes, and between precast reinforced concrete pipe and laterals for storm drainage systems. These connectors are designed to prevent soil migration between the pipe and storm sewer structure, and between the pipe and lateral. Resilient materials for connectors and filler rings shall be manufactured from natural or synthetic rubber and shall conform to the test requirements prescribed for (1) chemical resistance to sulfuric and hydrochloric acid, (2) tensile strength, (3) elongation at break, (4) hardness, (5) accelerated oven-aging, (6) compression set, (7) water absorption, (8) ozone resistance, (9) low-temperature brittle point, and (10) tear resistance. If a splice is used in the manufacture of the seal, its strength shall be such that the seal shall withstand the specified bend with no visible separation. Requirements for the devices to be used for mechanical compressing and deformation of the resilient materials are given. The principles of design of the connector including locations for positive seal and installation of pipe stubs, the basis of acceptance, and the requirements for leakage testing by shear test method are detailed.
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1.1 This specification covers the minimum performance and material requirements for resilient connectors used for connections between precast reinforced concrete storm sewer structures conforming to Specification C 478 and pipes, and between precast reinforced concrete pipe and laterals for storm drainage systems.
1.1.1 These connectors are designed to prevent soil migration between the pipe and storm sewer structure, and between the pipe and lateral.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
Note 1—This specification covers the design, material, and performance of the resilient connection only. Connections covered by this specification are adequate for hydrostatic pressures up to 6 psi (14 ft) without leakage when tested in accordance with Section 7. Infiltration quantities for an installed system are dependent upon many factors other than the connections between storm sewer structures and pipe, and allowable quantities must be covered by other specifications and suitable testing of the installed pipeline and system.
1.3 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 7, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For a specific warning statement, see 7.2.4.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A493 Specification for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods for Cold Heading and Cold Forging
A666 Specification for Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Flat Bar
C478 Specification for Precast Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections
C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products
C913 Specification for Precast Concrete Water and Wastewater Structures
D395 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Compression Set
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids
D543 Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents
D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven
D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1149 Test Methods for Rubber Deterioration--Cracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment
D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber
D2137 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Brittleness Point of Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
design test method; marking; material requirements acceptance criteria; product marking; resilient connector; Concrete pipe (reinforced)--specifications; Laterals (concrete); Resilient connectors; Sewer pipe (concrete)--specifications; Storm sewer/drainage concrete pipe--specifications;
ICS Number Code 23.040.50 (Pipes and fittings of other materials)
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