A new ASTM International specification recently approved by Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems standardizes improved technology in polyethylene resins that exhibit higher-temperature long-term strength rating for pressure piping applications. The new standard, F 2623, Specification for Polyethylene of Raised Temperature (PE-RT) SDR 9 Tubing, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee F17.26 on Olefin Based Pipe.
F 2623 will be beneficial to producers, users and specifiers of hydronic heating systems and related applications, according to Frank Volgstadt, F17.26 member and president, Volgstadt and Associates, Inc. PE-RT tubing is primarily used for hydronic heating applications, snow melt, ice rinks, heating sports fields and heat transfer from paved areas (such as parking lots and roads) to nearby buildings.
Technical Information: Frank Volgstadt, Volgstadt and Associates, Inc.,
ASTM Staff: Robert Morgan
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