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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 provides a way to assess these performance characteristics of rubber, under certain accelerated conditions as specified.
Please 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 relative deterioration resistance of vulcanized rubber in a high temperature and high pressure oxygen environment. There may be no exact correlation between this accelerated test and natural aging of rubber because of the varied conditions of natural aging. This accelerated test is suitable for laboratory compound or product comparisons.
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. (For specific precautionary statement, see Note 2.)
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
D454 Test Method for Rubber Deterioration by Heat and Air Pressure
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)