ASTM D1229 - 03(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Compression Set at Low Temperatures

    Active Standard ASTM D1229 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01


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    Significance and Use

    Rubber products, such as hydraulic seals on aircraft, submarine hatch gaskets, and hydraulic brake cups, may be exposed to varying temperature extremes. This test method provides a means of determining the extent to which recovery from compression at normal ambient temperatures is inhibited upon release of the compressive force during subsequent exposure at low temperatures.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers evaluation of the ability of vulcanized rubbers that have been compressed at room temperature and then subjected to low temperature (air or carbon dioxide atmosphere), to recover from deformation when taken from the clamping device while still at the low temperature.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D395 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Compression Set

    D832 Practice for Rubber Conditioning For Low Temperature Testing

    D3767 Practice for Rubber--Measurement of Dimensions

    D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D1229-03R08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D1229-03(2008), Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Compression Set at Low Temperatures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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