ASTM-E1783 Standard Specification for Preformed Architectural Strip Seals for Buildings and Parking Structures

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This specification covers the physical requirements and movement capabilities of preformed architectural strip seals for use in sealing expansion joints in buildings and parking structures. However, this specification does not provide information on the durability of the architectural strip seals under actual service conditions, loading capability of the system, and the effects of a load on the functional parameters. Material covered by this specification consists of architectural strip seals extruded as a membrane or tubular, with frames, with flanges mechanically or chemically secured, used in interior or exterior application, and used in any construction of the building. The architectural strip seal shall be manufactured from a fully cured elastomeric alloy as a preformed extrusion free of defects such as holes and air bubbles, and with dimensions conforming to the requirements specified. Tests for tensile strength, elongation at break, hardness, ozone resistance, compression set, heat aging, tear resistance, brittleness temperature, and water absorption shall be performed and shall conform to the requirements specified.





1.1 This specification covers the physical requirements for the fully cured elastomeric alloy and the movement capabilities of preformed architectural compression seals used for sealing expansion joints in buildings and parking structures. The preformed architectural strip seal is an elastomeric extrusion. This extrusion is either a membrane or tubular having an internal baffle system produced continuously and longitudinally throughout the material. These extrusions are secured in or over a joint by locking rails or an end dam nosing material. The architectural strip seal is compressed and expanded by this mechanical or chemical attachment.

Note 1: Movement capability is defined in Test Method E1399/E1399M.

1.2 This specification covers all colors of architectural strip seals.

Note 2: The products described in this specification are manufactured from thermoplastic elastomers defined as “fully cured elastomeric alloys” in Test Method D5048.

1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


architectural; buildings; joints; parking structures; seals; strip seals;; ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

04.11 (Building Constructions (I): E72 - E2110)

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91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials Including geomembranes, asphalts for buildings, etc.)

93.080.20 (Road construction materials Including asphalts, road pavements, etc.)

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1996 R17 EDITION



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Sept. 1, 2017

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5 pages

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