Provisional Standard Test Methods for Sealability of Gasket Materials
|Publication Date:||15 March 1996|
1.1 These provisional test methods provide a means of evaluating the sealing properties of sheet, composite, and solid form-in-place gasket materials (see Classification F 104) at room temperature, and may be used for fluid (liquid and gas) leak rate measurements.
1.2 These provisional test methods are suitable for evaluating the sealing characteristics of a gasket material under different compressive flange loads. These provisional test methods may be used as an acceptance test when the producer and user have agreed to specific test conditions for the following parameters: (1) test medium, (2) internal pressure on medium, and (3) flange load on gasket specimens.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 Provisional standards achieve limited consensus through approval of the sponsoring subcommittee. These provisional test methods are intended to provide the user an alternative means of comparing gasket materials or performing quality control, or both. These provisional test methods will not, however, replace Test Methods F 37, and should not be considered a predictive test for gasket design purposes.
1.5 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.