This work item seeks to strengthen and clarify the qualification test requirements of the standard. Section 5.5.1 does not use commonly recognized shall/should verbiage nor make clear that all (4) qualification type tests are required. A non-mandatory note proposed for section 5.5.1 sets a record retention expectation. Section 9 currently does not explicitly mention qualification testing as a pre-requisite for applying the ASTM F1545 mark. The lack of clarity in the current language could lead to misunderstanding, effectively undermining the intent of the standard.
Keywordsplastic-lined ferrous metal fittings; plastic-lined ferrous metal flanges; plastic-lined ferrous metal pipe; Corrosive service applications--plastics; Ferrous metal pipe and fittings; Plastic-lined ferrous metal pipe/fittings/flanges--specifications
Ballot Item Approved as F1545-2015 and Pending Publication