This specification covers poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) Schedule 40 pipe fittings made from four PVC plastic compounds and intended for use with Iron Pipe Size (IPS) outside-diameter plastic pipe. Fittings fabricated by welding are not included in this specification. Included are requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, and burst pressure. The products covered by this specification are intended for use with the distribution of pressurized liquids only, which are chemically compatible with the piping materials.
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1.1 This specification covers poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) Schedule 40 pipe fittings. Included are requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, and burst pressure. Note 1Socket-type CPVC plastic pipe fittings, Schedule 40, which were formerly included in this standard, are now covered by Specification F 438.
1.2 The products covered by this specification are intended for use with the distribution of pressurized liquids only, which are chemically compatible with the piping materials. Due to inherent hazards associated with testing components and systems with compressed air or other compressed gases, some manufacturers do not allow pneumatic testing of their products. Consult with specific product/component manufacturers for their specific testing procedures prior to pneumatic testing.Note 2
Pressurized (compressed) air or other compressed gases contain large amounts of stored energy which present serious saftey hazards should a system fail for any reason.
1.3 Fitting such as unions, flanges, special plastic-to-metal transitions and appurtenances intended for use with PVC piping are covered under specification F 1970.
1.4 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes, and appendixes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information only.
The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section , of this specification. 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.
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D1599 Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D1784 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
D2749 Symbols for Dimensions of Plastic Pipe Fittings
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F438 Specification for Socket-Type Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 40
F1498 Specification for Taper Pipe Threads 60 for Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
F1970 Specification for Special Engineered Fittings, Appurtenances or Valves for use in Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) or Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Systems
StandardNo.61 for Drinking Water Systems Components--Health Effects
fittings; pressure; PVC; Sch 40; sockets; threads;
ICS Number Code 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)
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