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ASTM C497M – Standard Test Methods for Concrete Pipe, Concrete Box Sections, Manhole Sections, or Tile (Metric)


These test methods cover testing of concrete pipe, concrete box sections, 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.

Test methods:

  1. External Load Crushing Strength
  2. Flat Slab Top
  3. Base Section Test
  4. Core Strength
  5. Absorption
  6. Hydrostatic
  7. Permeability
  8. Manhole Step
  9. Cylinder
  10. Gasket Lubricant
  11. Joint Shear
  12. Alkalinity
  13. Gasket Measurements
  14. Off-Center Hydrostatic Joint Test
  15. Hydrostatic External Joint Test Method
  16. Welded Splice Pull Test


test methods; concrete pipe; concrete box section; manhole section; tile