ASTM C506 - 14

    Standard Specification for Reinforced Concrete Arch Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe

    Active Standard ASTM C506 | Developed by Subcommittee: C13.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    Abstract

    This specification covers reinforced arch-shaped concrete pipe to be used for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, storm water, and for the construction of culverts. Pipe manufactured according to this specification shall be of three classes identified as Class A-II, A-III, and A-IV. The reinforced concrete shall consist of cementitious materials, mineral aggregates, and water, in which steel has been embedded in such a manner that the steel and concrete act together. The pipe shall be designed to meet both the 0.01 in. crack and ultimate strength requirements determined by conducting plant load bearing tests, material tests, and inspection of manufactured pipe for visual defects and imperfections. The reinforcement, joint, and manufacture are detailed.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers reinforced arch-shaped concrete pipe to be used for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, storm water, and for the construction of culverts.

    1.2 This specification is the inch-pound companion to C506M; therefore, no SI equivalents are presented in the specification.

    Note 1This specification is a manufacturing and purchase specification only, and does not include requirements for bedding, backfill, or the relationship between field load condition and the strength classification of pipe. However, experience has shown that the successful performance of this product depends upon the proper selection of the class of pipe, type of bedding and backfill, and care that the installation conforms to the construction specifications. The owner of the reinforced concrete pipe specified herein is cautioned that he must correlate the field requirements with the class of pipe specified and provide inspection at the construction site.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A36/A36M Specification for Carbon Structural Steel

    A615/A615M Specification for Deformed and Plain Carbon-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

    A706/A706M Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

    A1064/A1064M Specification for Carbon-Steel Wire and Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain and Deformed, for Concrete

    C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C150 Specification for Portland Cement

    C260 Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete

    C309 Specification for Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds for Curing Concrete

    C494/C494M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete

    C497 Test Methods for Concrete Pipe, Manhole Sections, or Tile

    C595 Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements

    C618 Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete

    C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products

    C989 Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and Mortars

    C1017/C1017M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Use in Producing Flowing Concrete

    C1116 Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete and Shotcrete


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.50 (Pipes and fittings of other materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40171510(Commercial concrete pipe)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0506

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C506-14, Standard Specification for Reinforced Concrete Arch Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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