ASTM WK31013

    Revision of F2620 - 09e1 Standard Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings

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    Active Standard: F2620 - 13

    Developed by Subcommittee: F17.20 | Committee F17 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    The current standard recommends an abrasion method (emery cloth) be used for surface preparation of the pipe and fitting mating surfaces. Technical data was developed that demonstrates the scrapping method currently used for electrofusion is a superior method for pipe preparation. Test results also verify that preparation of the fitting surface is not necessary.


    butt fusion; fitting; heat fusion; joining; pipe; polyethylene; polyolefin; saddle fusion; socket fusion; Fusion; Fusion joints; Heat-joining procedures; Pipe fittings; Polyethylene (PE) pipe;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Edward Newton

    Draft Under Development