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1.1 This specification covers metal insert fittings and copper crimp rings for four sizes of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) plastic tubing. These fittings are intended for use in 100 psi (689.5 kPa) cold-and hot-water distribution systems operating at temperatures up to and including 180°F (82°C). Included are the requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, burst pressure, sustained pressure, excessive temperature and pressure, temperature cycling tests, and markings to be used on the fittings and rings.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values stated in parentheses are provided for information purposes.
1.3 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 10, of this specification. 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.
ICS Number Code 23.040.40 (Metal fittings)
UNSPSC Code 40183000(Rubber and plastic tubing)
ASTM F1807-99, Standard Specification for Metal Insert Fittings Utilizing a Copper Crimp Ring for SDR9 Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.orgBack to Top