Active Standard ASTM D3754 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.23
Book of Standards Volume: 08.03
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This specification covers machine-made fiberglass pipe for use in pressure systems for conveying sanitary sewage, storm water, and many industrial wastes, and corrosive fluids. Both glass-fiberreinforced thermosetting-resin pipe (RTRP) and glass-fiberreinforced polymer mortar pipe (RPMP) are fiberglass pipes. This 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 and rehabilitation of existing pipelines. The pipe is intended to operate at certain internal gage pressures. The fiberglass sewer and industrial pressure pipe are defined by raw materials in the structural wall (type) and liner, surface layer material (grade), operating pressure (class), and pipe stiffness. Different tests shall be performed in order to determine the following properties of pipe: inside diameter, outside diameter, length, wall thickness, squareness of pipe ends, chemical resistance, soundness, stiffness, hoop-tensile strength, beam strength, longitudinal tensile strength, and longitudinal compressive strength.
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1.1 This specification covers machine-made fiberglass pipe, 8 in. (200 mm) through 156 in. (4000 mm), for use in pressure systems for conveying sanitary sewage, storm water, and many industrial wastes, and corrosive fluids. Both glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin pipe (RTRP) and glass-fiber-reinforced polymer mortar pipe (RPMP) are fiberglass pipes. This 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 and rehabilitation of existing pipelines. Pipe covered by this specification is intended to operate at internal gage pressures of 450 psi (3103 kPa) or less.
Note 1—For the purposes of this standard, polymer does not include natural polymers.
1.2 The values given 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 precautionary 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.
Note 2—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
TABLE 1 General Designation Requirements for Fiberglass Pressure Pipe
glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting polyesterB resin mortar (RPMP polyester)B
glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting polyesterB resin (RTRP polyester)B
glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting epoxy resin mortar (RPMP epoxy)
glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting epoxy resin (RTRP epoxy)
reinforced thermoset liner
non-reinforced thermoset liner
Polyester resin surface layer
polyesterB resin surface layer
polyesterB resin and sand surface layer nonreinforced
epoxy resin surface layer
epoxy resin surface layer
No surface layer
A The cell-type format provides the means of identification and specification of piping materials. This cell-type format, however, is subject to misapplication since unobtainable property combinations can be selected if the user is not familiar with commercially available products. The manufacturer should be consulted.
B For the purposes of this standard, polyester includes vinyl ester resin.
C Based on operating pressure in psig (numerals).
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
C581 Practice for Determining Chemical Resistance of Thermosetting Resins Used in Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Structures Intended for Liquid Service
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 by Split Disk Method
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 StandardAWWA C-950 Glass-Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Pressure Pipe Available from American Water Works Association (AWWA), 6666 W. Quincy Ave., Denver, CO 80235, http://www.awwa.org.
ISO StandardISO 1172 Textile Glass Reinforced Plastics--Determination of Loss on Ignition Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.