ASTM D991 - 89(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Volume Resistivity Of Electrically Conductive and Antistatic Products

    Active Standard ASTM D991 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01


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    Significance and Use

    The electrical behavior of rubber products used in particular applications is important for a variety of reasons such as safety, static changes, current transmission, etc. This test method is useful in predicting the behavior of such rubber products.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of volume resistivity of rubbers used in electrically conductive and antistatic products.

    1.2 This test method assumes that the surface conductivity is negligible compared with the conductivity through the specimen.

    1.3 The values stated in SI 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

    D3182 Practice for Rubber--Materials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets

    D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0991-89R10

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