1.1 This practice describes a procedure for accelerating the crystalline phase transformation of polybutylene from the metastable Form II to the stable Form I by application of hydrostatic pressure in a closed pressure vessel.
1.2 The technique can be used as an alternative to the 10-day conditioning procedure called for in Specification D 2581. The product obtained after pressure aging will be in a crystalline state, approximately that obtained by aging under Standard Laboratory Conditions.
1.3 This practice is not to be used for qualification of an extruded product for pressure rating of pipe or tubing.
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