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This specification covers machine-made glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin (fiberglass) pipes such as reinforced thermosetting-resin pipe (RTRP) and reinforced polymer mortar pipe (RPMP; natural polymers not included) for use in gravity-flow systems for conveying sanitary sewage, storm water, and some industrial wastes. Material covered is of various type (RPMP/RTRP polyester or epoxy), liners (reinforced or non-reinforced thermoset liner, thermoplastic liner, or none), grades (polyester resin surface layer-reinforced or non-reinforced, polyester resin and sand surface layer-non-reinforced, epoxy resin surface layer-reinforced or non-reinforced, or none), and pipe stiffness. The pipe shall be manufactured as a composite structure consisting of resin, reinforcements, colorants, fillers, and other materials, free from all defects such as indentations, delaminations, bubbles, pinholes, cracks, pits, blisters, foreign inclusions, and resin-starved areas that are detrimental to the strength and serviceability of the pipe. The pipe shall also be uniform in color, opacity, density, and other physical properties, with the inside surface of the pipe free of bulges, dents, ridges, and other defects. The pipes shall be joined together using a joining system that will provide for fluid tightness in conformity with the service requirement and with the pipe joint surfaces free of dents, gouges, and other surface irregularities. Compression, tension, and long-term chemical tests as well as tests for dimensions, stiffness, and joint tightness shall be performed and shall conform to the requirements specified.
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1.1 This specification covers machine-made fiberglass pipe, 8 in. (200 mm) through 156 in. (4000 mm), intended for use in gravity-flow systems for conveying sanitary sewage, storm water, and some industrial wastes. Both glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin pipe (RTRP) and glass-fiber-reinforced polymer mortar pipe (RPMP) are fiberglass pipes.
Note 1—For the purposes of this standard, polymer does not include natural polymers.
1.2 Although this specification is suited primarily for pipes to be installed in buried applications, it may be used to the extent applicable for other installations such as, but not limited to, jacking, tunnel lining and sliplining rehabilitation of existing pipelines.
Note 2—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 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 problems, 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.
C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D695 Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2412 Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading
D2584 Test Method for Ignition Loss of Cured Reinforced Resins
D2992 Practice for Obtaining Hydrostatic or Pressure Design Basis for Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe and Fittings
D3567 Practice for Determining Dimensions of Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting Resin) Pipe and Fittings
D3681 Test Method for Chemical Resistance of Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe in a Deflected Condition
D3892 Practice for Packaging/Packing of Plastics
D4161 Specification for Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe Joints Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F477 Specification for Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe
AWWA StandardStandard C-950, Glass-Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Pipe Available from American Water Works Association (AWWA), 6666 W. Quincy Ave., Denver, CO 80235, http://www.awwa.org.
ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)
UNSPSC Code 13101723(Thermoplastic)
ASTM D3262-11, Standard Specification for “Fiberglass” (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Sewer Pipe, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top