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This specification covers the material requirements for preformed polychloroprene elastomeric joint seals proposed for use in bridges. The multiple-web seals function by compression of the seal between the faces of the joint with the seal folding inward at the top. The seal is installed with a lubricant and is designed to seal the joint and reject incompressibles. The materials shall also conform to the physical properties prescribed herein such as tensile strength, elongation, hardness, ozone resistance, low-temperature recovery, high-temperature recovery, and compression-deflection properties.
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1.1 This specification covers the material requirements for preformed polychloroprene elastomeric joint seals for bridges. The seal consists of a multiple-web design composed of polychloroprene and functions only by compression of the seal between the faces of the joint with the seal folding inward at the top to facilitate compression. The seal is installed with a lubricant adhesive and is designed to seal the joint and reject incompressibles.
Note 1: This specification may not be applicable for seals whose height is less than 90 % of its nominal width.
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.
D395 Test Methods for Rubber PropertyCompression Set
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic ElastomersTension
D471 Test Method for Rubber PropertyEffect of Liquids
D518 Test Method for Rubber Deterioration--Surface Cracking
D573 Test Method for RubberDeterioration in an Air Oven
D575 Test Methods for Rubber Properties in Compression
D1149 Test Methods for Rubber DeteriorationCracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment
D2240 Test Method for Rubber PropertyDurometer Hardness
D3040 Practice for Preparing Precision Statements for Standards Related to Rubber and Rubber Testing
ICS Number Code 93.040 (Bridge construction)
UNSPSC Code 31410000(Seals); 72141107(Bridge construction and repair service)
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ASTM D3542-08(2019), Standard Specification for Preformed Polychloroprene Elastomeric Joint Seals for Bridges, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.orgBack to Top