ASTM International - ASTM C497M-03
Standard Test Methods for Concrete Pipe, Manhole Sections, or Tile [Metric]
|Publication Date:||10 February 2003|
1.1 These test methods cover testing of concrete pipe, manhole sections, and tile. The test methods described are used in production testing and acceptance testing to evaluate the properties provided for in the specifications.
1.2 The test methods appear in the following order:
|External Load Crushing Strength||4|
|Flat Slab Top||5|
1.3 The test specimens shall not have been exposed to a temperature below 4°C for the 24 h immediately preceding the test.
1.4 If any test specimen fails because of mechanical reasons such as failure of testing equipment or improper specimen preparation, it shall be discarded and another specimen taken.
1.5 Specimens shall be selected in accordance with the specifications for the type of pipe or tile being tested.
1.6 These methods are the metric companion of Test Methods C 497.
1.7 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.