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1.1 This practice describes procedures, soils, and soil placement for the proper installation of corrugated aluminum culverts and storm sewers in either trench or projection installations. A typical trench installation is shown in Fig. 1, and a typical embankment (projection) installation is shown in Fig. 2. 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 [6m] being common, for field joining.
1.2 This practice is applicable to either inch-pound units as B788 or to SI units as B788M. Inch-pound units are not necessary equivalent to SI units. SI units are shown in the text in brackets, and they are the applicable values for metric installation.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B745/B745M Specification for Corrugated Aluminum Pipe for Sewers and Drains
B790/B790M Practice for Structural Design of Corrugated Aluminum Pipe, Pipe-Arches, and Arches for Culverts, Storm Sewers, and Other Buried Conduits
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)
D2937 Test Method for Density of Soil in Place by the Drive-Cylinder Method
ICS Number Code 91.140.80 (Drainage systems)
UNSPSC Code 95121633(Culvert); 11172000(Aluminum based alloys)
ASTM B788 / B788M-00, Standard Practice for Installing Factory-Made Corrugated Aluminum Culverts and Storm Sewer Pipe, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.orgBack to Top