Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM C1440-03

Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Elastomeric (TPE) Gasket Materials for Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV), Sewer, Sanitary and Storm Plumbing Systems


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 metric or inch/pound units shall be regarded separately as normative for this specification. The values in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently without combining values.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 01.02
Developed by Subcommittee: A04.75
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/C1440-03
ICS Code: 21.140