Astm D 3212 – 96a (Reapproved 2003) pdf free download

Standard Specification for
Joints for Drain and Sewer Plastic Pipes Using Flexible
Elastomeric Seals1

This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3212; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense

1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers joints for plastic pipe systems
intended for drain, and gravity sewerage pipe at internal or
external pressures less than 25-ft head using flexible watertight
elastomeric seals. This specification is intended to cover the
test requirements, test methods, and acceptable materials. The
test methods described for the joints are not intended to be
routine quality control tests but to be reliability or performance

1.2 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.

1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the
test method portion, paragraph 7.5, 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 establish appropriate safety and health
practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2. Referenced Documents

2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings2
F 477 Specification for Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for
Joining Plastic Pipe2
F 913 Specification for Thermoplastic Elastomeric Seals
(Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe2

3. Types

3.1 This specification covers two types of joints based on
effecting watertightness through compression of an elastomeric
seal or ring

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