ASTM B789/B789M-99

    Standard Practice for Installing Corrugated Aluminum Structural Plate Pipe for Culverts and Sewers


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes procedures, soils, and soil placement for the proper installation of corrugated aluminum structural plate culverts and sewers in either trench or embankment conditions. Structural plate structures as described herein are those structures factory fabricated in plate form and bolted together on site to provide the required shape, size, and length of structure. This practice applies to structures designed in accordance with Practice B 790/B 790M.

    1.2 This specification is applicable to either inch-pound units as B 789 or to SI units as B 789M. 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.

    1.3 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.


    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

    B746/B746M Specification for Corrugated Aluminum Alloy Structural Plate for Field-Bolted Pipe, Pipe-Arches, and Arches

    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

    D1557 Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Modified Effort (56,000 ft-lbf/ft3 (2,700 kN-m/m3))

    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 91.140.80 (Drainage systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 95121633(Culvert)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0789_B0789M-99

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B789 / B789M-99, Standard Practice for Installing Corrugated Aluminum Structural Plate Pipe for Culverts and Sewers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.org

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