ASTM D1460 - 86(2020)

    Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Change in Length During Liquid Immersion

    Active Standard ASTM D1460 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This test method gives the rubber technologist two means to evaluate the effect of liquids on rubber vulcanizates or rubbery materials. Volatile, nonvolatile, and other liquids that require pressure to maintain a liquid state may be used. Data obtained on rubbery materials exposed to liquids by this method may be used to predict their behavior in applications involving similar exposure. These changes in length have been found to be useful for specifications but do not necessarily indicate changes for design purposes.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a technique to measure the effect of immersion liquids on rubber vulcanizates or rubbery materials. Change in specimen geometry and dimensions are observed through the transparent walls of the tube containing the specimen immersed in the liquid. Although it may be employed with any liquid, it is especially applicable to liquids that are so volatile that they must be maintained under pressure during the period of immersion.

    1.2 This test method differs from Test Method D471 in that volume changes are approximated from observed dimensional changes rather than being calculated directly.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D471 Test Method for Rubber PropertyEffect of Liquids

    D1349 Practice for RubberStandard Conditions for Testing

    D3182 Practice for RubberMaterials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets

    D3183 Practice for RubberPreparation of Pieces for Test Purposes from Products

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13101601(Vulcanized rubber)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D1460-86R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1460-86(2020), Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Change in Length During Liquid Immersion, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020,

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