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This specification covers machine-made fiberglass (glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin or glass-fiber-reinforced polymer mortar) pressure pipe intended for use in water conveyance systems. It is suited primarily for pipes to be installed in buried applications, although it may be used to the extent applicable for other installations such as, but not limited to, jacking, tunnel lining, and slip lining rehabilitation of existing pipelines. The materials shall include the following: structural wall composition which shall consist of thermosetting resin, glass fiber reinforcement, and, if used, aggregate filler; a thermosetting polyester or epoxy resin with or without filler; E-type glass reinforcement; siliceous sand aggregates; liner and surface layers; unrestrained or restrained joints; and elastomeric gaskets. Pipe shall be supplied in the nominal diameters, lengths, wall thickness, squareness of pipe ends, and soundness. Test specimen shall be subjected to longitudinal loads or circumferential bending to test for its long-term hydrostatic design pressure. The pipe shall conform to the stiffness, hoop-tensile strength, joint tightness, beam strength, longitudinal compressive strength, and longitudinal tensile strength requirements.
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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 water conveyance systems which operate at internal gage pressures of 450 psi (3103 kPa) or less. Both glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin pipe (RTRP) and glass-fiber-reinforced polymer mortar pipe (RPMP) are fiberglass pipes. The standard is suited primarily for pipes to be installed in buried applications, although it may be used to the extent applicable for other installations such as, but not limited to, jacking, tunnel lining and slip-lining rehabilitation of existing pipelines.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.
1.3 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.
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
D2290 Test Method for Apparent Hoop Tensile Strength of Plastic or Reinforced Plastic Pipe
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
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
ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)
UNSPSC Code 11151512(Glass fibers); 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings)
ASTM D3517-14, Standard Specification for “Fiberglass” (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pressure Pipe, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top