ASTM C923M-08

    Standard Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Manhole Structures, Pipes, and Laterals (Metric)


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the minimum performance and material requirements for resilient connectors used for connections between precast reinforced concrete manholes conforming to Specification C 478 and pipes, and between precast reinforced concrete pipe and laterals.

    1.1.1 These connectors are designed to minimize leakage between the pipe and manhole, and between the pipe and lateral.

    1.2 This specification is the metric counterpart of Specification C 923.

    Note 1—This specification covers the design, material, and performance of the resilient connection only. Connections covered by this specification are adequate for hydrostatic pressures up to 70 kPa (7.1 m) without leakage when tested in accordance with Section 7. Infiltration or exfiltration quantities for an installed system are dependent upon many factors other than the connections between manhole structures and pipe, and allowable quantities must be covered by other specifications and suitable testing of the installed pipeline and system.

    1.3 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 7, 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. For a specific precaution statement, see 7.2.5.


    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

    A493 Specification for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods for Cold Heading and Cold Forging

    A666 Specification for Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Flat Bar

    C478 Specification for Circular Precast Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections

    C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products

    C913 Specification for Precast Concrete Water and Wastewater Structures

    D395 Test Methods for Rubber PropertyCompression Set

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic ElastomersTension

    D471 Test Method for Rubber PropertyEffect of Liquids

    D543 Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents

    D573 Test Method for RubberDeterioration in an Air Oven

    D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1149 Test Methods for Rubber DeteriorationCracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment

    D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber

    D2137 Test Methods for Rubber PropertyBrittleness Point of Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber PropertyDurometer Hardness


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.030 (External sewerage systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121714(Manhole box)


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    DOI: 10.1520/C0923M-08

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    ASTM C923M-08, Standard Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Manhole Structures, Pipes, and Laterals (Metric), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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