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This specification covers the testing and requirements fof polymer concrete pipes of specified lengths, intended for use in gravity-flow systems for conveying sanitary sewage, storm water, and industrial wastes. Although this specification is suited primarily for pipes to be installed by direct burial and pipe jacking, it may be used to the extent applicable for other installations such as slip-lining and rehabilitation of existing pipelines. Materials shall be appropriately sampled for purposes of testing their conformance to such requirements as: workmanship; dimension (diameter, length, thickness, straightness, roundness, and squareness of ends); three-edge bearing; hydrostatic pressure; compressive strength; chemical resistance; and joint tightness.
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 polymer concrete pipe, 6 in. (150 mm) through 144 in. (3 660 mm), intended for use in gravity-flow systems for conveying sanitary sewage, storm water, and industrial wastes.
1.2 Although this specification is suited primarily for pipe to be installed by direct burial and pipe jacking, it may be used to the extent applicable for other installations such as sliplining and rehabilitation of existing pipelines.
Note 1—Unlike reinforced thermosetting resin pipes, polymer concrete pipe is designed and installed using rigid pipe design theory and practices.
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 methods portion, Section 8, of this specification. This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. 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 requirements prior to use.
Note 2—There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A276 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes
C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates
C117 Test Method for Materials Finer than 75-m (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing
C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates
C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
C579 Test Methods for Compressive Strength of Chemical-Resistant Mortars, Grouts, Monolithic Surfacings, and Polymer Concretes
D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2584 Test Method for Ignition Loss of Cured Reinforced Resins
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
UNSPSC Code 40171510(Commercial concrete pipe)
ASTM D6783-05(2011), Standard Specification for Polymer Concrete Pipe, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top