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This specification describes material and physical requirements for virgin nonrigid poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) preformed molded and spliced gaskets used in mechanical couplings for gravity flow drain, waste, and vent (DWV), sewer, sanitary, and storm plumbing systems. They include couplings that join similar and dissimilar piping sizes and piping materials. Recycled materials may also be used in this product. Properly sampled specimens shall undergo tests, and shall conform accordingly to the following property requirements: durometer hardness; tensile strength; volatile loss; brittleness temperature; hardness increase, loss in tensile strength, and loss in elongation after heat aging; water absorption and weight increase; cracks and ozone resistance; volume increase and decrease after oil immersion; stress relaxation; and force retention.
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1.1 This specification describes material and physical requirements for nonrigid poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC) preformed molded and spliced gaskets used in mechanical couplings. These couplings are used in gravity flow drain, waste, and vent (DWV), sewer, sanitary, and storm plumbing systems. They include couplings to join similar and dissimilar piping sizes and piping material.
1.2 It is acceptable to use recycled materials in this product in accordance with the requirements in Section 4.
1.3 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.
Note 1—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this specification: 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.
C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids
D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
D746 Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastics and Elastomers by Impact
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1149 Test Methods for Rubber Deterioration--Cracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment
D1203 Test Methods for Volatile Loss From Plastics Using Activated Carbon Methods
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
D2287 Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D4968 Guide for Annual Review of Test Methods and Specifications for Plastics
D6147 Test Method for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomer--Determination of Force Decay (Stress Relaxation) in Compression
D7209 Guide for Waste Reduction, Resource Recovery, and Use of Recycled Polymeric Materials and Products
ICS Number Code 93.030 (External sewerage systems)
UNSPSC Code 31400000(Gaskets); 13102030(Polyvinyl Chloride PVC)