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Significance and Use
Rubber and rubber products must resist the deterioration of physical properties with time caused by oxidative and thermal aging. This test method allows these performance properties to be determined under the accelerated conditions of high air pressure and at elevated temperatures.
Refer to the Annex in Test Method D573 for important information on standard compounds used for precision testing for accelerated test aging evaluation.
1.1 This test method covers a procedure to determine the influence of elevated temperature and air pressure on the physical properties of vulcanized rubber. The results of this test may not give an exact correlation with service performance since performance conditions vary widely. The test may, however, be used to evaluate rubber compounds on a laboratory comparison basis. It will be most applicable to performance under conditions of increased temperature and air pressure.
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.
D15 Method of Compound and Sample Preparation for Physical Testing of Rubber Products
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D572 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration by Heat and Oxygen
D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven
D865 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration by Heating in Air (Test Tube Enclosure)
D3182 Practice for Rubber--Materials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets
D3183 Practice for Rubber--Preparation of Pieces for Test Purposes from Products
D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries
ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)
UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)