ASTM D3542 - 08(2013)

    Standard Specification for Preformed Polychloroprene Elastomeric Joint Seals for Bridges

    Active Standard ASTM D3542 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.34

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


    Buy Standard (PDF)
    4 pages
    $37.00
    Buy Standard (Print)
    4 pages
    $37.00

    Historical (view previous versions of standard)


    ASTM D3542

    Abstract

    This specification covers the material requirements for preformed polychloroprene elastomeric joint seals proposed for use in bridges. The multiple-web seals function by compression of the seal between the faces of the joint with the seal folding inward at the top. The seal is installed with a lubricant and is designed to seal the joint and reject incompressibles. The materials shall also conform to the physical properties prescribed herein such as tensile strength, elongation, hardness, ozone resistance, low-temperature recovery, high-temperature recovery, and compression-deflection properties.

    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 the material requirements for preformed polychloroprene elastomeric joint seals for bridges. The seal consists of a multiple-web design composed of polychloroprene and functions only by compression of the seal between the faces of the joint with the seal folding inward at the top to facilitate compression. The seal is installed with a lubricant adhesive and is designed to seal the joint and reject incompressibles.

    Note 1This specification may not be applicable for seals whose height is less than 90 % of its nominal width.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    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

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension

    D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids

    D518 Test Method for Rubber Deterioration--Surface Cracking

    D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven

    D575 Test Methods for Rubber Properties in Compression

    D1149 Test Methods for Rubber Deterioration--Cracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness

    D3040 Practice for Preparing Precision Statements for Standards Related to Rubber and Rubber Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.040 (Bridge construction)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31410000(Seals); 72141107(Bridge construction and repair service)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3542

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    ASTM D3542

    Citing ASTM Standards
    Back to Top