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5.1 This is not a routine test. The values recorded are applicable only to the tank being tested and at the time of testing. This test is intended only to demonstrate the sealing effectiveness of the installed system. Structural design of the tank is defined or demonstrated within the scope of other applicable specifications and test methods, including Specification C1227.
1.1 This test method covers procedures for testing precast concrete tanks (and installed accessories) used for on-site wastewater treatment, grease interception, grit/oil separation, water storage, or other applications requiring watertight construction and installation. This test method uses partial vacuum to demonstrate the integrity of the installed materials and the construction processes.
1.2 This test method is intended to be used to demonstrate the condition of the installed system (precast concrete tank and accessories) prior to backfill.
1.3 Testing of the system before backfill is necessary so as to preclude inadvertent structural overloading of the system components during the test.
Note 1: Vacuum test criteria presented in this test method are similar to those in general use. The test and criteria have been widely and successfully used in testing manholes as specified in Test Method C1244.
1.4 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.
1.5 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 and health 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.
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