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.
1.2 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D907 Terminology of Adhesives
D1599 Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
ICS Number Code 23.040.80 (Seals for pipe and hose assemblies)