ASTM C443 - 12

    Standard Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe and Manholes, Using Rubber Gaskets

    Active Standard ASTM C443 | Developed by Subcommittee: C13.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF 3 $37.00   ADD TO CART
    Hardcopy (shipping and handling) 3 $37.00   ADD TO CART
    Standard + Redline PDF Bundle 6 $44.40   ADD TO CART


    Abstract

    This specification covers flexible watertight joints for concrete pipe and precast manhole sections, using rubber gaskets for sealing the joints, where infiltration or exfiltration is a factor in the design. The numerical values in this specification are not presented in inch-pound units, but rather, in metric or SI units only. All rubber gaskets shall meet the dimensions, tolerances, and physical requirements of both standard gasket and oil resistant gasket requirements. Assembled joints should pass the following performance test without leakage at the joints: pipes in straight alignment, and pipes in maximum deflected position.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers flexible watertight joints for concrete pipe and precast manhole sections, using rubber gaskets for sealing the joints, where infiltration or exfiltration is a factor in the design. The specification covers the design of joints and the requirements for rubber gaskets to be used therewith, for pipe conforming in all other respects to Specification C14, Specification C76, or Specification C507 and precast manhole section conforming in all other respects to Specification C478, provided that if there is conflict in permissible variations in dimensions the requirements of this specification for joints shall govern.

    1.2 A complete metric companion to Specification C443 has been developed—C443M; therefore, no metric equivalents are presented in this specification.

    Note 1This specification covers the design and performance of the rubber gasket joint only. Joints covered by this specification are normally adequate for hydrostatic pressures up to 13 psi (30 ft) without leakage, when tested in accordance with Section 9. Infiltration or exfiltration quantities for an installed pipeline are dependent upon many factors other than the joints, and allowable quantities must be covered by other specifications and suitable testing of the installed pipeline and system.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C14 Specification for Nonreinforced Concrete Sewer, Storm Drain, and Culvert Pipe

    C76 Specification for Reinforced Concrete Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe

    C478 Specification for Precast Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections

    C507 Specification for Reinforced Concrete Elliptical Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe

    C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products

    C1619 Specification for Elastomeric Seals for Joining Concrete Structures


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.30 (Sewage water)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings); 40171510(Commercial concrete pipe)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0443-12

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    ASTM C443

    Citing ASTM Standards
    Back to Top