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This specification covers thermoplastic elastomeric seals (gaskets) used to seal the push-on joints of plastic pipe and fittings used for gravity and low-pressure applications. The gasket shall be fabricated from a high-grade thermoplastic elastomer meeting the following physical property requirements: tensile strength, elongation, hardness, low-temperature hardness, ozone resistance, accelerated aging, water immersion, and force decay or stress relaxation. All gaskets shall be extruded or molded in such a manner that any cross section will be dense, homogeneous, and free of porosity, blisters, pitting, or other imperfections.
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1.1 This specification covers thermoplastic elastomeric seals (gaskets) used to seal the joints of plastic pipe and fittings used for gravity and low-pressure applications.2 This specification refers to push-on joints that require no internal or external pressure to effect the initial seal.
1.2 Requirements are given for thermoplastic elastomers.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 8, of this specification: 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.
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids
D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven
D1149 Test Methods for Rubber Deterioration--Cracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment
D1414 Test Methods for Rubber O-Rings
D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
D6147 Test Method for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomer--Determination of Force Decay (Stress Relaxation) in Compression
F118 Definitions of Terms Relating to Gaskets
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
ICS Number Code 23.040.80 (Seals for pipe and hose assemblies)
UNSPSC Code 31401500(Molded gaskets)