This test method describes the procedure to determine the behavior of elastomeric hoses when bend under cold conditions.
This test method can provide data for
qualification tests on different elastomers which are in question for a specific application (quality determination),
comparison tests on different delivery batches of a specific elastomer compound (quality assurance).
Tests are performed preferably with the test pieces described in section 3.1.
Test comparisons can only be done on test pieces with same geometry.
The time between vulcanization and testing of elastomers shall be at least16 h and not longer than 6 months.