1. Scope 1.1 This specification covers polyethylene (PE) pipe made in metric dimensions based on outside diameters of 12 mm and larger. 1.2 The piping is intended for new construction and rehabilitation of old piping systems used for the transport of fluids such as water, sewage, industrial or mining process liquids or gases, effluents, slurries, etc., in both pressure and nonpressure systems. 1.3 All pipes produced under this specification are pressure-rated. 1.4 This specification includes requirements and test methods for MRS-rated PE compounds, requirements and test methods for pipe, workmanship, dimensions, resistance to short term and long term hoop stress, resistance to slow crack growth and rapid crack propagation, requirements for marking, quality control, and quality assurance. 1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 6, 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.
Project 26-12-19 - This specification provides criteria for MRS rated PE compounds for metric dimension PE pressure piping that is dimensionally compatible with Internationally available metric-sized PE piping systems for municipal, industrial, mining and other pressure and non-pressure fluid applications.
Keywordspolyethylene; PE; pipe; MRS; pressure; non-pressure
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