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This specification covers the minimum performance and material requirements for resilient connectors used for connections between reinforced concrete tanks used for septic effluent treatment/detention. All materials shall be suitable for use in sanitary sewage applications. Each connector design shall be tested in accordance with the requirements specified. The following test methods shall be performed: straight alignment; axial deflection; and shear loading.
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1.1 This specification covers the minimum performance and material requirements for resilient connectors used for connections between reinforced concrete tanks used for septic effluent treatment/detention, including those referenced in Specifications C913 and C1227.
1.1.1 These connectors are designed to eliminate leakage between the pipe(s) and tank.
1.2 A complete metric companion to Specification C1644 has been developed
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 5 psi (11.5 ft) without leakage when tested in accordance with Section 7. Infiltration or exfiltration quantities for an installed system are dependent upon many factors other than the connectors between tanks and pipes, and allowable quantities must be covered by other specifications and suitable testing of the installed pipe 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A240/A240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications
C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products
C913 Specification for Precast Concrete Water and Wastewater Structures
C1227 Specification for Precast Concrete Septic Tanks
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
D746 Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastics and Elastomers by Impact
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1149 Test Methods for Rubber Deterioration--Cracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment
D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
ICS Number Code 23.040.60 (Flanges, couplings and joints)
UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars); 47101531(Septic tanks)
ASTM C1644-06(2011), Standard Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete On-Site Wastewater Tanks and Pipes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top