ASTM International - ASTM F477-07
Standard Specification for Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe
|Publication Date:||15 April 2007|
|ICS Code (Seals for pipe and hose assemblies):||23.040.80|
1.1 This specification covers elastomeric seals (gaskets) used to seal the joints of plastic pipe used for gravity, low-pressure, and high-pressure applications. This refers to push-on joints which require no internal or external pressure to effect the initial seal.
1.2 Requirements are given for natural or synthetic rubber gaskets, or a combination of both.
Note 1-Oil-resistant gaskets are available for those applications where exposure to solvents or oil may occur. The user should contact the gasket manufacturer for recommendations.
1.3 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes, and appendixes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this specification: 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 consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.