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BS 5292:1980



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Specification for jointing materials and compounds for installations using water, low-pressure steam or 1st, 2nd and 3rd family gases

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Section one. General
1. Scope
2. References
3. Definitions
4. Information to be supplied with enquiry or order
5. Composition
6. Freedom from deleterious effects
7. Manufacturers' or suppliers' certificates
8. Samples for testing
9. Re-test
10. Testing requirements
11. Marking
Section two. Vulcanized fibre jointing
12. Conditions for use
13. Definitions
14. Material
15. Finish
16. Tolerance on thickness
17. Moisture loss and shrinkage of sheets in air
18. Density
19. Tensile strength
20. Flexibility, cohesion between layers and ageing
21. Chloride content
Section three. Rubber reinforced jointing
22. Description
23. Composition
24. Quality and finish
25. Fabric reinforcement
26. Hardness
27. Adhesion test
28. Resistance to accelerated ageing
29. Porosity
30. Resistance to dilute hydrochloric acid
31. Liquid immersion and desorption tests, 3rd family
Section four. (Clauses 32 to 35) Text deleted
Section five. (Clauses 36 to 41) Text deleted
Section six. (Clauses 42 to 47) Text deleted
Section seven. (Clauses 48 to 57) Text deleted
Methods of test for vulcanized fibre jointing
A. Method of conditioning specimens for test
B. Methods for the determination of dimensions,
    moisture loss and shrinkage
C. Method for the determination of density
D. Method for the determination of tensile strength
E. Methods for carrying out proof tests for flexibility
    cohesion between layers and ageing
Methods of test for rubber reinforced jointing
F. Method of test for flexibility
G. Method of test for porosity
H. Method for the determination of resistance to acid
J. Absorption and extraction method
Methods of test for jointing compounds
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Methods of test for anaerobic compounds
(Appendices Q, R, S, T) text deleted
1. Tolerance on thickness of sheets
2. Moisture loss and shrinkage of sheets in air
3. Tensile strength
4. Bending (proof) tests on sheets after ageing
5. Minimum tensile strength of fabric
6. Number of plies of fabric
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10. Table deleted
1. Directions in which specimens are cut from sheet
2. Specimen for tensile strength test
3. Assembled joint (16 bar pressure rating of BS 4504)
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Properties and testing requirements of screwed, flange and flat seated joints. Includes anaerobic jointing compounds for use with gas applications.

Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, Feb 2005. (02/2005) Supersedes 79/71788 DC, 85/75378 DC, 85/75561 DC & 86/70901 DC. (08/2005)
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