Two-part silicone rubber.
Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant is primarily intended for use in expansion joints found on bridges that vary in width from 1 to 3 inches (25 to 76 mm) at the time of sealing. Wider joints can be sealed; contact your Dow Corning® representative for recommendations. The substrate may be concrete/concrete, concrete/steel or steel/steel.
Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant can be used as the original sealant in new construction or as a remedial repair sealant in existing construction. In new construction, it provides a long-lasting seal that will prolong the life of the structure.
For use in repair or remedial applications where other joint sealing materials have failed, it can be used to seal irregularly shaped or minor spalled joints
Specification Writers: These values are not intended for use in preparing specifications. Please contact your local Dow Corning® sales office or your Global Dow Corning® Connection before writing specifications on this product.
*ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials.
1Joint size = ½ inch x ½ inch x 2 inches (13 mm x 13 mm x 51 mm).
Dow Corning® 902 RCS (Rapid Cure Silicone) Joint Sealant is a selfleveling, cold-applied, rapid-cure, two-part, easy-to-install, ultra-lowmodulus, 100 percent silicone rubber sealant designed to seal expansion joints that experience both thermal and/or vertical movements due to traffic loading. Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant can be used for new and remedial applications. Its rapid cure is especially well suited for maintenance work, such as bridge joint resealing, where resealing must be completed within a short time period (i.e., less than 8 hours) to minimize traffic disruption.
The ultra-low modulus of Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant allows it to accommodate the high degree of movement associated with expansion joints on bridges. Its rapid cure means it will cure fast enough to accommodate typical daily thermal movements and/or differential joint movement caused by traffic without being damaged (see Figure 1). In comparison, one-part sealants typically require 7 to 21 days to cure and often are prematurely damaged due to excessive movement prior to complete cure.
Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant is self-leveling, allowing it to conform to irregularly shaped joints. In many instances, this may eliminate the need for minor joint refacing, reducing repair time and cost.
A thin bead of silicone sealant will accommodate more movement and result in less bond line stress than a thick bead. Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant should be installed no thinner than 3/8 inch (9 mm) and no thicker than 1/2 inch (13 mm). See Table 1 and Figure 2 for proper bead thickness, joint design and recommended movement ranges.
Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant comes in kits consisting of two 20-fl oz EZ Pak sausages: Part A (black) and Part B (white). With a dual sausage pneumatic gun (such as Model 635-1 supplied by Albion Engineering Co., Inc.1), load Parts A and B into the designated sides so that the crimped end is approximately 1/2 inch (13 mm) above the end of the cylinder. To open the sausage pak (see Figure 3), cut off the exposed crimped end of Part B. Repeat this step for Part A. Quickly attach the rear housing and static mixer.
The materials are then dispensed at a predetermined ratio of 1:1 by volume through the static mixer and into the joint. The extruded material must be gray in color.
Guidelines for the proper use of Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant include:
When installing Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant it is critical that the joint be clean and dry prior to and during installation. Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant is primarily intended for Portland cement concrete surfaces or steel joint surfaces.
If other substrate surfaces, such as polymer concrete and asphalt, are to be sealed, contact Dow Corning Technical Service and Development for recommendations.
The detailed recommended installation procedures found in Dow Corning’s Installation Guide for Silicone Pavement Sealants (Form No. 61-507) and Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant Installation Guidelines (Form No. 62-272) apply to this product. A brief outline of the installation procedures for Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant is included in “Remedial Applications.”
When using primers, consult local and state laws for VOC compliance.
For concrete substrates, uniformly coat the entire surface with Dow Corning® 1200 OS Primer or Dow Corning® P5200 Adhesion Promoter using a clean cloth or brush. Over-application may affect adhesion. Allow a minimum of 10 minutes for the primer to dry prior to sealant application.
For carbon steel substrates, after sandblasting to “white metal,” apply Carboline® Carboguard 635. Please refer to the Dow Corning Installation Guidelines, form 62-272 or contact your local Dow Corning® representative for specific installation information.
For joints greater than 3 inches (76 mm) in width at the time of sealing, it may be difficult to obtain backer rod that will stay in place during sealant cure and not be so large that it tears or is punctured during backer installation.
Two options for this condition are:
The product contains a proprietary acetamidosilane that liberates Nmethyl acetamide (N-MA) during cure. N-MA may cause birth defects based on animal data. Toxicology studies indicate that repeated, prolonged overexposure to N-MA causes an adverse reproductive effect in laboratory animals. Avoid breathing vapors. Do not use in poorly ventilated spaces. Avoid prolonged skin contact. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Fully cured sealant is nonhazardous.
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When stored in original, unopened containers between 0 and 32°C (32 and 90°F), Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant has a shelf life of 12 months from date of manufacture. Refer to product packaging for “Use By” date.
Keep containers tightly closed.
Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant is supplied in kits consisting of two 20-fl oz (592-mL) EZ Pak sausages. It is also available in kits consisting of two 4.5-gal (17-L) bulk plastic pails upon request.
Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant is not recommended for continuous water immersion. The sealant should not be installed under totally confined conditions. Dow Corning® 902 RCS Joint Sealant must be recessed below the pavement surface to prevent traffic abrasion or snow plow damage. It must not be installed in joints that cause the sealant to come in contact with traffic or exceed its stated capability. For joints expected to be used in pedestrian areas and parking structures, proper engineering practices must be followed.
This product is neither tested nor represented as suitable for medical or pharmaceutical uses.
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