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This specification covers the requirements for non-pressure polyolefin pipe and fittings for corrosive waste drainage systems. The pipe is produced in Schedule 40 and 80 IPS sizes in two polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) that shall contain suitable stabilizers and antioxidants and may contain pigments and fillers not detrimental to the pipe and fittings. The specimens shall conform to the outside diameter; wall thickness; average waterway diameter; chemical resistance to acetic acid, acetone, methyl alcohol, ammonium hydroxide, nitric acid, and sodium hydroxide; water absorption; system integrity; flattening; and impact resistance requirements. Hydrostatic pressure tests shall be conducted on both the heat-fused and mechanical joints.
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1.1 This specification covers requirements for non-pressure polyolefin pipe and fittings for corrosive waste drainage systems.
1.2 Pipe is produced in Schedule 40 and 80 IPS sizes in two polyolefins, polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).
1.3 The interchangeability of pipe and fittings made by different manufacturers is not addressed in this specification. Transition fittings for joining pipe and fittings of different manufacturers is provided for in this specification.
1.4 Pipe and fittings are joined by the heat fusion method (D 2657 and F 1290) or by using mechanical joints recommended by the manufacturer.
1.5 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.
1.6 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method, 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.
D543 Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents
D570 Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D1248 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
D2321 Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pipe for Sewers and Other Gravity-Flow Applications
D2412 Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading
D2444 Test Method for Determination of the Impact Resistance of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings by Means of a Tup (Falling Weight)
D2657 Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyolefin Pipe and Fittings
D3311 Specification for Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Plastic Fittings Patterns
D3350 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials
D4101 Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F1290 Practice for Electrofusion Joining Polyolefin Pipe and Fittings
F1498 Specification for Taper Pipe Threads 60 for Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://www.dodssp.daps.mil.
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
Other DocumentUniform Plumbing Code Available from Interna
ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)
UNSPSC Code 40171500(Commercial pipe and piping)
ASTM F1412-09, Standard Specification for Polyolefin Pipe and Fittings for Corrosive Waste Drainage Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top