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This specification covers plastic insert fittings for polyethylene (PE) plastic pipe. The fittings shall be made from one of the following plastics: nylon plastics, propylene plastics, and poly(vinyl chloride) plastics. Dimensions and burst pressure for the fittings should meet the requirements specified. The fittings shall be homogeneous throughout and free of cracks, holes, foreign inclusions, or other defects. The fittings 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.
Significance and Use
1.1 This specification covers plastic insert fittings for polyethylene (PE) plastic pipe. Included are requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, and burst pressure.
1.2 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.
1.3 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.
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods 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.
D256 Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
D789 Test Methods for Determination of Solution Viscosities of Polyamide (PA)
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
D2104 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe, Schedule 40
D2239 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (SIDR-PR) Based on Controlled Inside Diameter
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F1498 Specification for Taper Pipe Threads 60 for Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
NSF StandardsStandardNo.61 for Drinking Water System Components--Health Effects
ICS Number Code 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)
UNSPSC Code 40171500(Commercial pipe and piping)