ASTM International - ASTM F1657-96(2002)
Standard Practice for Emergency Joining of Booms with Incompatible Connectors
|Publication Date:||10 October 2002|
|ICS Code (Stationary containers and tanks):||23.020.10|
1.1 This practice provides a standard practice for the joining of oil spill containment boom connectors in emergencies.
1.2 The use of this connection method may adversely affect the total tensile strength of the connected booms.
1.3 These criteria are intended to define mating requirements that will allow the emergency or occasional connection of unlike connectors.
1.4 This practice is not intended to replace Specification F 962.
1.5 This practice does not address the compatibility of spill control equipment with spill products. It is the user's responsibility to ensure that any equipment selected is compatible with the anticipated spilled material.
1.6 There is no guarantee that all of the connectors in use today can accept the holes spaced as required without interfering with existing bolt holes or other connector features.
1.7 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.8 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. For a specific precautionary statement, see 3.2.