ASTM F 1574-03a
TEST METHOD FOR COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF GASKET AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES
The purpose of the test is to determine the characteristic values related to the change in gasket thickness after exposure to increased temperature. In particular, the following are determined: the percentage of the thickness reduction of the gasket under a given load, the percentage of the final thickness of the sample, the percentage of change in the width of the gasket ring. The test results provide information on the quality of the tested gasket and the possibility of comparing it with other products.