1.1 This specification covers the strength and appearance of the splice in vulcanized rubber-seal material of any size, type, or cross-sectional shape.
1.2 Many types and varieties of seals are used in services of all degrees of severity. In some instances, hollow tubing is spliced and used as a seal. It is also possible to have seals of irregular cross sections, or made of polymers which, due to their nature, or not conducive to a high-strength splice, although they will perform satisfactorily in their intended application.
1.3 Seals are exposed in service to a wide variety of media at various temperatures. The effect of such media on the spliced area must be considered. Details of the test procedures to evaluate the effect of the media shall be agreed upon by the purchaser and seller as part of the purchase contract.
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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