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This specification covers the requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, and burst pressure of poly(vinyl chloride) plastic Schedule 80 pipe fittings, intended for use with the distribution of pressurized liquids that are chemically compatible with the piping materials. In-line fittings, such as couplings, unions, bushings, caps, nipples, and the like, shall be molded or machined from extruded stock. The pipe fittings shall conform to the specified inside and outside diameter, minimum wall thickness, dimension, and burst pressure strength requirements. The fittings shall be homogeneous throughout and free of cracks, holes, foreign inclusions, or other defects and shall be as uniform as commercially practicable in color, opacity, density, and other physical properties.
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.
1.1 This specification covers poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) Schedule 80 pipe fittings. Included are requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, and burst pressure.
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.
1.3 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 this specification.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, 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
D1785 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40, 80, and 120
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
F439 Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
F1498 Specification for Taper Pipe Threads 60 for Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
Federal StandardFed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
National Sanitation Foundation StandardsStandardNo.14 for Plastic Piping Components and Related Materials StandardNo.61 for Drinking Water Systems Components--Health Effects
ICS Number Code 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)
UNSPSC Code 40171517(Commercial PVC pipe)