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This specification covers thermoplastic elastomeric (TPE) gasket materials for preformed elastomeric gaskets used in shielded and non-shielded mechanical couplings for gravity flow drain, waste, and vent (DWV), sewer, sanitary, and storm plumbing systems. Couplings include those that join similar and dissimilar piping sizes and materials. Gaskets shall be made of virgin thermoplastic elastomeric compound containing only clean reworked thermoplastic elastomer material. Gasket materials shall conform to specified values of the following physical requirements: hardness, elongation, tensile strength, heat aging, tear strength, water absorption, ozone resistance, compression set, oil immersion in IRM 903 oil, and stretch test for spliced gaskets.
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1.1 This specification covers thermoplastic elastomeric (TPE) gasket materials for preformed elastomeric gaskets used in shielded and non-shielded mechanical couplings. These couplings are used in gravity flow drain, waste, and vent (DWV), sewer, sanitary, and storm plumbing systems. They include couplings to join similar and dissimilar piping sizes and material.
1.2 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.
1.3 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A644 Terminology Relating to Iron Castings
D395 Test Methods for Rubber PropertyCompression Set
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic ElastomersTension
D471 Test Method for Rubber PropertyEffect of Liquids
D573 Test Method for RubberDeterioration in an Air Oven
D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
D1149 Test Methods for Rubber DeteriorationCracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment
D1415 Test Method for Rubber PropertyInternational Hardness
D2240 Test Method for Rubber PropertyDurometer Hardness
ICS Number Code 21.140 (Seals, glands)
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ASTM C1440-21, Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Elastomeric (TPE) Gasket Materials for Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV), Sewer, Sanitary, and Storm Plumbing Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.orgBack to Top