ASTM WK43489

    Work Item: ASTM WK43489 - New Specification for Oriented Polyethylene (PE) Reinforced Multi-Layer Pressure Pipe

    (What is a Work Item?)

    Developed by Subcommittee: F17.26 | Committee F17 | Contact Staff Manager

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for oriented polyethylene (PE) reinforced multilayer pipe for pressure applications such as water, industrial, mining, oil and gas, gas distribution, and gas transmission. The multilayer PE pipe is outside-diameter controlled and is made in pipe sizes ranging from NPS 2 to 6. This multilayer pipe consists of three bonded layers. The inner layer is a homogeneously extruded PE circular profile. The middle layer consists of two helical wraps of oriented PE tape, which are applied onto the inner layer. The outer layer is a homogeneous coextruded layer of PE that is applied over the middle layer. 1.2 Units-The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. 1.3 The multilayer oriented PE pipe described in this specification is covered by two U.S. patents (US 7,093,620 B2 and US 2005/0158497). Interested parties are invited to submit information regarding the identification of an alternative(s) to this patented item to the ASTM International Headquarters. Your comments will receive careful consideration at a meeting of the responsible technical committee, which you may attend. 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.

    This product is used in Europe and is being introduced in North America. The product needs to be manufactured in accordance with a North American standard. The primary users will be oil and gas companies.


    gas; gas gathering; water; LVP; multiphase; oil; oilfield; PEO pipe; plastic pipe; oriented polyethylene pipe

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

    Citing ASTM Standards
    Back to Top
    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Eugene Palermo

    Draft Under Development