ASTM C966 - 98(2014)

    Standard Guide for Installing Asbestos-Cement Nonpressure Pipe

    Active Standard ASTM C966 | Developed by Subcommittee: C17.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This guide is not intended to supply design information nor to assume the responsibility of the engineer in establishing procedures to attain satisfactory performance best suited to individual job conditions. A review of this guide is recommended prior to supplementing it, as appropriate, with the conditions and requirements of the owner and engineer.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers the methods of installing asbestos-cement (A-C) nonpressure sewer and storm drain pipe and fittings covered by Specification C428 and Specification C663 to utilize the material's performance properties to the fullest advantage. Included are recommendations and directives for storing, handling, and transporting pipe, trench excavation, pipe embedment, recommended work practices, assembly and installation, backfill placement, and field testing of installed pipe and fittings in pipelines.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values stated in parentheses are provided for information only.

    1.3 Warning—Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysotile asbestos, refer to “Safe Use of Chrysotile: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures.”2

    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.


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

    ANSI Standard

    C111 Rubber Gasket Joints for Cast Iron and Ductile Iron Pipe and Fittings

    ASTM Standards

    C428 Specification for Asbestos-Cement Nonpressure Sewer Pipe

    C663 Specification for Asbestos-Cement Storm Drain Pipe

    D1869 Specification for Rubber Rings for Asbestos-Cement Pipe

    D2946 Terminology for Asbestos and Asbestos-Cement Products


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.30 (Sewage water); 93.030 (External sewerage systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111601(Cement); 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0966-98R14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C966-98(2014), Standard Guide for Installing Asbestos-Cement Nonpressure Pipe, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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