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This specification covers joints for precast concrete pipe and box and other sections using preformed flexible joint sealants for use in storm sewers and culverts which are not intended to operate under internal pressure, or are not subject to infiltration or exfiltration limits. Joint material used in horizontal applications is intended to prevent the flow of solids through the joint. The acceptability of the pipe joint and sealant shall be determined by the results of the physical tests prescribed. Bitumen sealants shall be produced from asphalts, hydrocarbon resins and plasticizing compounds reinforced with inert mineral filler and shall contain no solvents. Butyl rubber sealants shall be produced from blends of butyl rubber and refined hydrocarbon resins and plasticizing compounds reinforced with inert mineral filler and shall contain no solvents. The joint design shall consist of a bell or groove on one end of the section and a spigot or tongue on the adjacent end of the joining section. The different test methods for the determination of the composition and physical properties of bitumen or butyl sealants are presented in details. The sections shall be tested hydrostatically in vertical alignment and a sufficient number of sections shall be assembled in straight alignment.
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1.1 This specification covers joints for precast concrete pipe and box and other sections using preformed flexible joint sealants for use in storm sewers and culverts which are not intended to operate under internal pressure, or are not subject to infiltration or exfiltration limits. Joint material used in horizontal applications is intended to prevent the flow of solids through the joint.
1.2 Precast concrete manhole sections and other vertical structures that are subject to internal or external pressure, infiltration, or exfiltration limits are not prohibited from being specified. Joints in vertical structures covered by this specification are intended mainly to prevent the flow of solids or fluids through the joint.
1.3 This specification is to be used with pipe and structures conforming in all respects to Specifications , , , , , , , , , and , provided that if there is a conflict in permissible variations in dimensions, the requirements of this specification shall govern.
1.4 This specification is the metric companion of Specification .
Note 1: This specification covers the material and performance of the joint and sealant only. Infiltration and exfiltration quantities for installed sections are dependent on factors other than the joints which must be covered by other specifications and suitable testing of the installed pipeline.
1.5 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.
1.6 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.
C14M Specification for Nonreinforced Concrete Sewer, Storm Drain, and Culvert Pipe (Metric)
C76M Specification for Reinforced Concrete Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe (Metric)
C478M Specification for Circular Precast Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections (Metric)
C506M Specification for Reinforced Concrete Arch Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe (Metric)
C507M Specification for Reinforced Concrete Elliptical Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe (Metric)
C655M Specification for Reinforced Concrete D-Load Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe (Metric)
C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products
C972 Test Method for Compression-Recovery of Tape Sealant
C985M Specification for Nonreinforced Concrete Specified Strength Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe (Metric)
C1433M Specification for Precast Reinforced Concrete Monolithic Box Sections for Culverts, Storm Drains, and Sewers (Metric)
C1504M Specification for Manufacture of Precast Reinforced Concrete Three-Sided Structures for Culverts and Storm Drains (Metric)
C1577 Specification for Precast Reinforced Concrete Monolithic Box Sections for Culverts, Storm Drains, and Sewers Designed According to AASHTO LRFD
D4 Test Method for Bitumen Content
D6/D6M Test Method for Loss on Heating of Oil and Asphaltic Compounds
D36/D36M Test Method for Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring-and-Ball Apparatus)
D71 Test Method for Relative Density of Solid Pitch and Asphalt (Displacement Method)
D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester
D113 Test Method for Ductility of Asphalt Materials
D217 Test Methods for Cone Penetration of Lubricating Grease
D297 Test Methods for Rubber ProductsChemical Analysis
ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)
UNSPSC Code 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings); 40171510(Commercial concrete pipe)
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ASTM C990M-09(2019), Standard Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe, Manholes, and Precast Box Sections Using Preformed Flexible Joint Sealants (Metric), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.orgBack to Top