INSPECTION & ACCEPTANCE

EPOXY RESINS

 

GENERAL


Epoxy resins shall meet the requirements of the applicable Iowa Department of Transportation Specifications.

 

ACCEPTANCE

Acceptance of epoxy resins for use of Department of Transportation projects will be on the basis of manufacturer and brand name approval. Approved manufacturers and brands of epoxy resins are listed in the Materials Approved Products Listing Enterprise (MAPLE) as Appendixes A and B for two types of applications. Appendix A lists the approved epoxy injection resins for delaminated bridge deck repair and for crack repair, and Appendix B lists the approved epoxy resins for sealing the ends of pre-stressed concrete beams.

 

MANUFACTURER & BRAND NAME APPROVAL

To obtain approval for epoxy resins under Appendices A and B, the manufacturer shall submit the following items to the Office of Construction and Materials in Ames, Iowa:

 

        Current Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

 

TEST EVALUATIONS FOR APPROVAL

The laboratory evaluation for approval under Appendix A shall consist of the following tests:

 

        Gel time: ASTM C881 (60-g sample) - 12 minutes, minimum.

        Viscosity: ASTM D1084 - 800 cps, maximum. An injection epoxy resin with a viscosity value lower than 200 cps will be designated as extra low viscosity in the Appendix A.

        Bond Strength (Slant Shear): ASTM C882 2-day moist cure: 1000 psi, minimum.

 

For approval under Appendix B, an epoxy product shall meet the following criteria:

 

        Gel time: ASTM C881 - 30 minutes, minimum.

        Viscosity: ASTM D1084 - 2000 to 4000 cps.

 

Approval of epoxy resins may be withdrawn because of deficient monitor test results, product changes made after original approval, or unsatisfactory field performance.

 

CERTIFICATION

The manufacturer shall file a certification at the beginning of each calendar year stating that the material supplied during that year shall be identical with the formulation previously tested and approved by the Office of Construction and Materials.

 

MONITOR SAMPLING & TESTING

The Office of Construction and Materials may sample and test epoxy resins at any time to verify compliance with specification requirements.