ASTM A798/A798M-07

    Standard Practice for Installing Factory-Made Corrugated Steel Pipe for Sewers and Other Applications


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers procedures, soils, and soil placement for the proper installation of corrugated steel pipe and pipe-arches produced to Specification A 760/A 760M or A 762/A 762M, in either trench or embankment installations. A typical trench installation and a typical embankment (projection) installation are shown in Figs. 1 and 2, respectively. The pipes described in this practice are manufactured in a factory and furnished to the job in lengths ordinarily from 10 to 30 ft [3 to 9 m], with 20 ft [6 m] being common, for field joining. This practice applies to structures designed in accordance with Practice A 796/A 796M.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.3 This specification is applicable to design in inch-pound units as A 798 or in SI units as A 798M. Inch-pound units and SI units are not necessarily equivalent. SI units are shown in brackets in the text for clarity, but they are the applicable values when the installation is to be performed in accordance with A 798M.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A760/A760M Specification for Corrugated Steel Pipe, Metallic-Coated for Sewers and Drains

    A762/A762M Specification for Corrugated Steel Pipe, Polymer Precoated for Sewers and Drains

    A796/A796M Practice for Structural Design of Corrugated Steel Pipe, Pipe-Arches, and Arches for Storm and Sanitary Sewers and Other Buried Applications

    A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products

    A978/A978M Specification for Composite Ribbed Steel Pipe, Precoated and Polyethylene Lined for Gravity Flow Sanitary Sewers, Storm Sewers, and Other Special Applications

    A1019/A1019M Specification for Closed Rib Steel Pipe with Diameter of 36 in. [900 mm] or Less, Polymer Precoated for Sewers and Drains

    A1042/A1042M Specification for Composite Corrugated Steel Pipe for Sewers and Drains

    D698 Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard Effort (12 400 ft-lbf/ft3 (600 kN-m/m3))

    D1556 Test Method for Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by Sand-Cone Method

    D2167 Test Method for Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Rubber Balloon Method

    D2487 Practice for Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes (Unified Soil Classification System)

    D2922 Test Methods for Density of Soil and Soil-Aggregate in Place by Nuclear Methods (Shallow Depth)

    D2937 Test Method for Density of Soil in Place by the Drive-Cylinder Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0798_A0798M-07

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A798 / A798M-07, Standard Practice for Installing Factory-Made Corrugated Steel Pipe for Sewers and Other Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.org

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