ASTM D3847 - 01(2012)

    Standard Practice for Rubber—Directions for Achieving Subnormal Test Temperatures

    Active Standard ASTM D3847 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Low temperatures are often needed for conditioning of rubber prior to testing, as well as during the test. Conditioning is required to attain a specific temperature that is uniform throughout the specimen or for producing time-dependent effects. Specimens may be conditioned and tested in the same or different chambers.

    3.2 This practice is intended to apply particularly, but not exclusively, to the following ASTM Standards: Test Methods D746, D945, D1053, D1229, D1329, D1415, D2136, D2137, D2240, D2632, Practice D832, and Specification E197.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the general requirements for achieving and maintaining temperatures below 21°C for thermal conditioning and physical testing of rubber.

    1.2 This practice describes the acceptable types and construction of low-temperature cabinets for conditioning and testing of rubber, the composition and circulation of heat-transfer media, and the required uniformity and precision of temperature control.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 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

    D746 Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastics and Elastomers by Impact

    D832 Practice for Rubber Conditioning For Low Temperature Testing

    D945 Test Methods for Rubber Properties in Compression or Shear (Mechanical Oscillograph)

    D1053 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Stiffening at Low Temperatures: Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics

    D1229 Test Method for Rubber Property--Compression Set at Low Temperatures

    D1329 Test Method for Evaluating Rubber Property--Retraction at Lower Temperatures (TR Test)

    D1415 Test Method for Rubber Property--International Hardness

    D2136 Test Method for Coated Fabrics--Low-Temperature Bend Test

    D2137 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Brittleness Point of Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness

    D2632 Test Method for Rubber Property--Resilience by Vertical Rebound

    E197 Specification for Enclosures and Servicing Units for Tests Above and Below Room Temperature


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3847-01R12

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