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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.
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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 C14M, Specification C76M, or Specification C507M and precast manhole section conforming in all other respects to Specification C478M, provided that if there is conflict in permissible variations in dimensions, the requirements of this specification for joints shall govern.
1.2 This specification is the metric counterpart of Specification C443.
Note 1—This 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 90 kPa (9 m) without leakage, when tested per 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.
C14M Specification for Nonreinforced Concrete Sewer, Storm Drain, and Culvert Pipe (Metric)
C76M Specification for Reinforced Concrete Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe (Metric)
C478M Specification for Precast Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections (Metric)
C507M Specification for Reinforced Concrete Elliptical Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe (Metric)
C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products
C1619 Specification for Elastomeric Seals for Joining Concrete Structures
ICS Number Code 13.060.30 (Sewage water)
UNSPSC Code 40171510(Commercial concrete pipe)
ASTM C443M-11, Standard Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe and Manholes, Using Rubber Gaskets (Metric), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top