Active Standard ASTM E1612 / E1612M | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.21
Book of Standards Volume: 04.11
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Significance and Use
8.2 This specification will give users, producers, building officials, code authorities, and others a basis for verifying material and performance characteristics of representative specimens under common test conditions. This specification will produce data on the following:
8.2.2 The movement capability in relation to the nominal joint width as defined under Test Method E1399/E1399M.
8.3 This specification compares similar architectural compression seals but is not intended to reflect the system's application. “Similar” refers to the same type of architectural compression seal within the same subsection under 8.1.
8.5 This specification is intended to be used only as one element in the selection of an architectural compression seal for a particular application. It is not intended as an independent pass or fail acceptance procedure. Other standards shall be used in conjunction with this specification to evaluate the importance of other service conditions such as durability, structural loading, and compatibility.
1.1 This specification covers the physical requirements for the fully cured elastomeric alloy and the movement capabilities of preformed architectural compression seals used for sealing expansion joints in buildings and parking structures. The preformed architectural compression seal is a rectangular elastomeric extrusion, having an internal baffle system produced continuously and longitudinally throughout the material. The architectural compression seal functions under compression and is usually chemically bonded in place with an adhesive.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)