ASTM D3350-10

    Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the identification of polyethylene plastic pipe and fittings materials in accordance with a cell classification system. It is not the function of this specification to provide specific engineering data for design purposes, to specify manufacturing tolerances, or to determine suitability for use for a specific application.

    1.2 Polyethylene plastic materials, being thermoplastic, are reprocessable and recyclable (Note 2). This specification allows for the use of those polyethylene materials, provided that all specific requirements of this specification are met.

    Note 1—The notes in this specification are for information only and shall not be considered part of this specification.

    Note 2—See Guide D5033 for information and definitions related to recycled plastics.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

    1.4 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.

    Note 3—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

    1.5 For information regarding molding and extrusion materials see Specification D4976. For information regarding wire and cable materials see Specification D1248.


    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

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D746 Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastics and Elastomers by Impact

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1238 Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer

    D1248 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable

    D1505 Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique

    D1603 Test Method for Carbon Black Content in Olefin Plastics

    D1693 Test Method for Environmental Stress-Cracking of Ethylene Plastics

    D1898 Practice for Sampling of Plastics

    D2837 Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials or Pressure Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Products

    D2839 Practice for Use of a Melt Index Strand for Determining Density of Polyethylene

    D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics

    D4218 Test Method for Determination of Carbon Black Content in Polyethylene Compounds By the Muffle-Furnace Technique

    D4703 Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets

    D4883 Test Method for Density of Polyethylene by the Ultrasound Technique

    D4976 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials

    D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics

    F1473 Test Method for Notch Tensile Test to Measure the Resistance to Slow Crack Growth of Polyethylene Pipes and Resins

    ISO Standard

    ISO 12162 Thermoplastic Materials for Pipes and Fittings for Pressure Applications--Classification and Designation--Overall Service (Design) Coefficient


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes); 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3350-10

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