ASTM-F962 › Standard Specification for Oil Spill Response Boom Connection: Z-Connector
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This specification covers design criteria requirements, design geometry, material characteristics, and desirable features for oil spill response boom connections. These criteria are intended to define minimum mating characteristics and are not intended to be restrictive to a specific configuration. Any material is acceptable for construction of the boom connector provided consideration is given to such factors as weight, mechanical strength, chemical resistance, flexibility, and conditions of the environment in which it is to be used. End connector and cross pin materials shall be corrosion resistant in sea water and such other environments as the intended service may require. If dissimilar metals are used, care shall be used in design to avoid galvanic corrosion. The minimum tensile strength of a boom-to-boom connection shall equal or exceed the minimum fabric tensile strength specified. When the connector is designed as an integral part of the boom, it shall ensure distribution or transfer of the tension member loads from one boom section to the next through or around the end connector in such a manner that the integrity of the joint is not broken. The connector shall be of the hook engagement design. The geometry of single hook engagement end connectors shall be compatible with the requirements specified. Desirable features of the connector design include the following: speed and ease of connection, light weight, connectable in the water, readily cleaned of sand and debris, inherently safe to personnel, and easy to install or replace.
1.1 This specification covers design criteria requirements, design geometry, material characteristics, and desirable features for oil spill response boom connections. These criteria are intended to define minimum mating characteristics and are not intended to be restrictive to a specific configuration.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 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.
Significance and Use
5.1 The general design geometry herein defined applies to both a separate adaptor accessory mating two booms of different geometry as well as boom end connectors (see Terminology ).
5.2 Interconnectibility is intended to facilitate mating of oil spill response booms of various sizes, strengths, design, and manufacture.
5.3 The use of this general design geometry in no way guarantees the effective performance of the linked boom sections, since each boom's design and the environmental conditions at each incident govern overall performance.
boom; boom connection; oil spill response;; ICS Number Code 13.060.99 (Other standards related to water quality)
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