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This specification covers requirements and test methods for the qualification of metallic mechanical fittings for use with outside diameter controlled thermoplastic gas distribution pipe and tubing. Types of mechanical fittings: clamped insert fitting; compression fitting; compression gasket fitting; and stab-type fitting. The following tests shall be performed: tensile strength test; temperature cycling test; constant tensile load joint test; and elevated temperature sustained pressure test.
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1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for the qualification of metallic mechanical fittings for use with outside diameter controlled thermoplastic gas distribution pipe and tubing as specified in Specification D2513.
1.2 The test methods described are not intended to be routine quality control tests.
1.3 This specification covers the types of mechanical fittings described in 3.3.
1.4 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.
1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this specification. This standard may involve hazardous material, 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 limitations prior to use.
1.6 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures), shall not be considered as requirements of the 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.
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D1598 Test Method for Time-to-Failure of Plastic Pipe Under Constant Internal Pressure
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2513 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F1588 Test Method for Constant Tensile Load Joint Test (CTLJT)
F2897 Specification for Tracking and Traceability Encoding System of Natural Gas Distribution Components (Pipe, Tubing, Fittings, Valves, and Appurtenances)
ASME StandardASMEB31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME International Headquarters, Three Park Ave., New York, NY 10016-5990, http://www.asme.org.
Other DocumentPPITR-4 Recommended Hydrostatic Strengths and Design Stresses for Thermoplastic Pipe and Fitting Compounds Available from Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), 105 Decker Court, Suite 825, Irving, TX 75062, http://www.plasticpipe.org.
Federal SpecificationOPSPart192Title49, Code of Federal Regulations Available from the Office of Pipeline Safety, Research and Special Programs Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC, 20006-1301.
ICS Number Code 23.040.40 (Metal fittings)
UNSPSC Code 40183000(Rubber and plastic tubing)
ASTM F1948-12, Standard Specification for Metallic Mechanical Fittings for Use on Outside Diameter Controlled Thermoplastic Gas Distribution Pipe and Tubing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top