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ASTM F2438-04(2017)

Standard Specification for Oil Spill Response Boom Connection: Slide Connector

Standard Specification for Oil Spill Response Boom Connection: Slide Connector F2438-04R17 ASTM|F2438-04R17|en-US Standard Specification for Oil Spill Response Boom Connection: Slide Connector Standard new BOS Vol. 11.08 Committee F20
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Significance and Use

5.1 The general design geometry herein defined applies to both a separate adaptor accessory mating two booms of different geometry as well as boom end connectors (see Terminology F818).

5.2 Interconnectibility is intended to facilitate mating of oil spill response booms of various sizes, strengths, design, and manufacture.

5.3 The use of this general design geometry in no way guarantees the effective performance of the linked boom sections, since each boom’s design and the environmental conditions at each incident govern overall performance.


1.1 This specification covers design criteria requirements, design geometry, material characteristics, and desirable features for oil spill response boom slide connections. These criteria are intended to define minimum mating characteristics and are not intended to be restricted to a specific configuration.

1.2 The specification defines the geometry required to mate with typical Universal slide connectors or Specification F962 connectors with web thickness up to 0.3 in. Some very heavy-duty or PVC connectors may exceed this dimension and not be compatible.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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 to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 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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Book of Standards Volume: 11.08
Developed by Subcommittee: F20.11
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/F2438-04R17
ICS Code: 23.020.10