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ASTM D6284-02

ASTM D6284-02

Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Effect of Aqueous Solutions with Available Chlorine and Chloramine

2010-12-31 /Historical
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Rubber articles, such as seals, gaskets, and membranes, may be exposed in service to chlorine compounds used in potable water as disinfectants. The exposure may be intermittent or continuous and can occur at various temperatures.

Properties of rubber articles can deteriorate as a result of exposure to water containing these chlorine compounds, affecting their performance for the intended use.

This test method attempts to simulate service conditions through controlled accelerated testing, but may not give a direct correlation with part performance under actual service conditions. It yields comparative data on which to base judgement on expected service quality.

This test method is suitable for compliance testing, quality control, and research and development work.


1.1 This test method covers procedures for evaluating the ability of rubber and rubber-like materials to withstand the effects of aqueous solutions with available chlorine and chloramine. It is intended to compare the effects of chlorine compounds, present in potable water due to disinfection procedures, on rubber articles.

1.2 Test solutions are designed to contain chlorine compounds, including hypochlorous acid (HOCI), hypochlorite ions (OCI), and monochloramine (NH2Cl).

1.3 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.

available chlorine; chloramine; chlorine; disinfection; plumbing; potable water
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