Active Standard ASTM F1901 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.63
Book of Standards Volume: 08.04
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This specification covers requirements for polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings for normal residential and commercial roof drain systems. Material for pipe or fitting shall be made from PE virgin plastic as defined by hydrostatic design stresses and shall contain suitable stabilizers and antioxidants. Pipe and fitting requirements include pipe dimensions, fitting dimensions, chemical resistance, water absorption, system integrity, sealing rings, flattening, impact resistance, workmanship, finish, and appearance. Test methods include test conditions, chemical resistance, water absorption, hydrostatic pressure test, mechanical-joint pullout test, threads, flattening, and impact resistance. Quality and product marking shall also conform to the requirements of this specification.
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1.1 This specification covers requirements for polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings for nonpressure roof drain systems.
1.2 This specification covers pipe and fittings intended for normal residential and commercial uses and is not intended for use in unusual corrosive conditions.
Note 1—Before installing pipe for waste disposal use, the approval of the cognizant building code authority shall be obtained as conditions not found in normal use or temperatures approaching 140°F (60°C) may be encountered.
1.3 Pipe is produced in dimensions based on outside diameters of 32 mm (1.250 in.) and larger in accordance with Specification F714.
1.4 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.
1.5 Pipe and fittings are joined by the heat-fusion method, by the electrofusion method, or by using mechanical joints (excluding insert fittings) recommended by the manufacturer.
1.6 In referee decisions, the SI units shall be used for metric-sized pipe and inch-pound units for pipe sized in the IPS system (ANSI B36.10). In all cases, the values given in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.7 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method, Section 7, 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
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
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)
D3311 Specification for Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Plastic Fittings Patterns
D3350 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials
D4976 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion Materials
D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F477 Specification for Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe
F714 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (DR-PR) Based on Outside Diameter
F1290 Practice for Electrofusion Joining Polyolefin Pipe and Fittings
F1498 Specification for Taper Pipe Threads 60 for Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
F2620 Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings
ANSI StandardB36.10 Standard Dimensions of Steel Pipe (IPS)
ISO Standards3607 Polyethylene Pipe: Tolerances on Outside Diameters and Wall Thicknesses
Federal StandardFed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
ICS Number Code 23.040.01 (Pipeline components in general. Pipelines)
UNSPSC Code 40171500(Commercial pipe and piping)