This specification covers thermoplastic elastomeric seals (gaskets) used to seal the push-on joints of plastic pipe and fittings used for gravity and low-pressure applications. The gasket shall be fabricated from a high-grade thermoplastic elastomer meeting the following physical property requirements: tensile strength, elongation, hardness, low-temperature hardness, ozone resistance, accelerated aging, water immersion, and force decay or stress relaxation. All gaskets shall be extruded or molded in such a manner that any cross section will be dense, homogeneous, and free of porosity, blisters, pitting, or other imperfections.
1.1 This specification covers thermoplastic elastomeric seals (gaskets) used to seal the joints of plastic pipe and fittings used for gravity and low-pressure applications. This specification refers to push-on joints that require no internal or external pressure to effect the initial seal.
1.2 Requirements are given for thermoplastic elastomers.
1.3 The values in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathimatical conversions to inch-pound units which are provided for information only and are not considered the standard.
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