General The details of design and manufacture of bearings shall be in accordance with CAN/CSA-S6-06, Clause 11.6, the Ministry’s Supplement to CAN/CSA-S6-06 and the additional requirements specified herein. Steel fabrication shall be in accordance with SS 422. All exposed steel surfaces shall be galvanized to CAN/CSA-G164-M or metallized to CSA G189. Shop drawings for all bearing assemblies shall be submitted to the Ministry Representative for review prior to fabrication. Shop drawings shall show all details of the bearing assemblies and of the material proposed for use. Stainless steel shall conform to ASTM A240-00. The face of the stainless steel in contact with PTFE (polytetrafluoretheylene polymer) shall have a bright annealed mirror finish. The roughness of the contact surface shall be less than 0.2 µm arithmetic average for plane surfaces and 0.4 µm arithmatic average for curved surfaces measured in accordance with CSA B95. The elastomer shall conform to the requirements of CAN/CSA-S6-06, Section PTFE shall conform to the requirements of CAN/CSA-S6-06, Clause The Contractor shall submit test results and certificates of compliance to the Ministry Representative for all materials incorporated into the bearings.


Unreinforced Elastomeric Bearings Unreinforced elastomeric bearings and bearings cut from cured rolled stock shall be tested only for durometer hardness.


Steel Reinforced Elastomeric Bearings 3.1 General Fabrication tolerances shall be in accordance with Clause 11.6 of CAN/CSA-S606 and the 17th edition of the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges, Division II Section 18.5. The requirements of Clause 11.6 of CAN/CSAS6-06 shall govern in the event of a conflict with those of the AASHTO requirements. For steel reinforced elastomeric bearings the minimum cover of elastomer over the edges of reinforcing plates shall be 5 mm. The bearing manufacturer shall conduct compression tests as described below, either by or in the presence of an independent certified testing agency. The testing agency shall submit test results to the Ministry Representative.


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Installation Bearings shall be installed as shown on the Drawings. (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) The rates of loading specified in step (c) and (d) also apply to steps (f) and (g). A bearing shall be rejected based on the following deficiencies: (a) (b) (c) (d) 4. a steel plate shall separate the bearings and a set of dial gauge micrometers shall be installed for each bearing.3. and steps (d) to (e) shall be repeated. and the deformations recorded.Compression Test Each bearing shall be tested by the Contractor as follows using a concentric compression load: (a) (b) The testing machine used shall have platens at least 20 mm greater in both plan dimensions than the bearing under test. and If it does not meet the specified tolerances.SPECIAL PROVISIONS PROJECT No.9. Section 18. At least two dial gauge micrometers shall be positioned at the centres of opposite sides of the bearing to measure deformation.5 MPa for fifteen minutes. A graph of the pressure versus average deformation with data recorded in (g) shall be developed. Installation tolerances shall be in accordance with the 17th edition of the AASHTO Standard Specification for Highway Bridges.5 MPa/minute to a load of 7. and the deformations shall be recorded. and shall be adjusted as necessary to take into account the temperature at time of installation and future movements of the bridge due to temperature changes. The bearing shall be reloaded to 10 MPa with deformations being recorded after each 1 MPa increment. The bearing shall be reloaded to 7. When bearings are tested in single vertical stacks. The deformations shall be recorded. Division II. 2 of 3 . release of falsework and shortening due to prestressing.2 Nondestructive Testing .5 MPa. SCHEDULE 3 . Bearings shall be set to the dimensions and offsets prescribed by the manufacturer and the Drawings. If it displays bulging patterns under compression load which indicate laminate placement which does not satisfy design criteria and manufacturing tolerances or poor laminate bond. If the compressive deformation exceeds 7% of the total elastomeric thickness of the bearing during the application of the sum of the vertical serviceability loads shown on the Drawings. The load on the bearing shall be maintained at 1. The load shall be reduced at the same rate until the pressure on the bearing is 1.5 MPa.5 MPa multiplied by the gross plan area. The bearing shall be loaded at the rate of 1. If it has more than two surface cracks which are greater than 2 mm long and 2 mm deep.

75 mm to +1. shop drawings.6. The ultimate elongation shall be at least 220%. The test required to satisfy the hardness requirements in Clause 11. The compression set.2 of CAN/CSA-S6-06 shall be in accordance with ASTM D2240. fabrication. when tested according to ASTM D395 for 22 hours at 70°C. the supply. shall be 40% maximum. 6. Payment shall include quality control. Payment Payment for bearing assemblies will be made at the Lump Sum Price(s) bid or Unit Price(s) bid. The Contractor shall notify the Ministry Representative at least 7 days before assembly. The tensile stress at 100% elongation shall be at least 14 MPa. all necessary materials. Bearings shall be clearly marked to indicate their type and orientation. and at 200% elongation at least 26 MPa. galvanizing/metallizing and/or painting of steel components as required and installation and grouting of the bearing assemblies and anchor bolts.7.5 MPa. All pot and disc bearings shall be plant-assembled and shall not be disassembled without special arrangement with the Ministry Representative. The ultimate tensile stress shall be at least 34. so that the Ministry Representative can arrange for inspection. at 500 mm/minute. SCHEDULE 3 .5. Pot and Disc Bearings The elastomer used in disc bearings shall be 100% polymer urethane.25 mm. submission of test results and certificates of compliance. Tensile testing shall be performed in accordance with ASTM D412.SPECIAL PROVISIONS PROJECT No. For pot bearings. 3 of 3 . the tolerance of fit between the piston and the pot shall be +0.

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