Active Standard ASTM F2438 | Developed by Subcommittee: F20.11
Book of Standards Volume: 11.05
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Significance and Use
The general design geometry herein defined applies to both a separate adaptor accessory mating two booms of different geometry as well as boom end connectors (see Terminology F818).
Interconnectibility is intended to facilitate mating of oil spill response booms of various sizes, strengths, design, and manufacture.
The use of this general design geometry in no way guarantees the effective performance of the linked boom sections, since each boom’s design and the environmental conditions at each incident govern overall performance.
1.1 This specification covers design criteria requirements, design geometry, material characteristics, and desirable features for oil spill response boom slide connections. These criteria are intended to define minimum mating characteristics and are not intended to be restricted to a specific configuration.
1.2 The specification defines the geometry required to mate with typical Universal slide connectors or Specification F962 connectors with web thickness up to 0.3 in. Some very heavy-duty or PVC connectors may exceed this dimension and not be compatible.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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 to 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.
F818 Terminology Relating to Spill Response Barriers
F962 Specification for Oil Spill Response Boom Connection: Z-Connector
F1523 Guide for Selection of Booms in Accordance With Water Body Classifications
ICS Number Code 23.020.10 (Stationary containers and tanks)