ASTM D6396 - 99(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Testing of Pipe Thread Sealants on Pipe Tees

    Active Standard ASTM D6396 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.80

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Many of the tests that have been employed in the past to evaluate thread sealant products have not consistently targeted the most significant product features of a thread sealant. For instance, one of a thread sealant's primary performance features is its ability to maintain a seal under a range of conditions. The procedures in this test method assess the important characteristic properties of a thread sealant.

    5.2 Because of the variability of the test specimens and the techniques employed by each operator, the assembly and test procedures and the testing apparatus have been designed to reduce the variability of the test results.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers procedures used to assemble, evaluate and test pipe thread sealants.

    1.2 Test procedures included in this test method are cure speed versus temperature, primer cure, instant seal/sealability, heat aging, solvent resistance, hot strength, steam resistance, and specimen preparation for high pressure testing.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    D1599 Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.80 (Seals for pipe and hose assemblies)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31410000(Seals)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D6396-99R12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D6396-99(2012), Standard Test Method for Testing of Pipe Thread Sealants on Pipe Tees, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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