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This specification covers cold-expansion fittings using metal compression-sleeves for use with cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) plastic pipe. These cold-expansion fittings and metal compression-sleeves are intended for use in residential and commercial, hot and cold, potable water distribution systems, as well as sealed central heating, including under-floor heating systems, with continuous operation. Cold-expansion fittings shall be made from one of the following materials: machined brass; machined stainless steel; machined carbon steel; forged brass; or cast copper alloys. Metal compression-sleeves shall be made from one of the following materials: machined brass; machined stainless steel; or plating. Dimension measurements shall be made in accordance with the specified requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers cold-expansion fittings using metal compression-sleeves for use with crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) plastic pipe in accordance with Specification in 3/8-in., 1/2-in., 5/8-in., 3/4-in., 1-in., 11/4-in., 11/2-in., and 2 in. nominal diameters, whereby the PEX pipe is cold-expanded before fitting assembly. The components covered by this specification are intended for use in residential and commercial, hot and cold, potable water distribution systems or other applications such as municipal water service lines, radiant panel heating systems, hydronic baseboard heating systems, snow and ice melting systems, geothermal underground pipe systems and building services pipe with continuous operation at pressures up to and including 100 psi (690 kPa), and at temperatures up to and including 180°F (82°C).
1.2 Included in this specification are the requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, and markings to be used on the fittings and compression-sleeves. Performance requirements are as referenced in Specification .
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section , 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.
A108 Specification for Steel Bar, Carbon and Alloy, Cold-Finished
A269 Specification for Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service
A276 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes
A312/A312M Specification for Seamless, Welded, and Heavily Cold Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes
A519 Specification for Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing
B16/B16M Specification for Free-Cutting Brass Rod, Bar and Shapes for Use in Screw Machines
B62 Specification for Composition Bronze or Ounce Metal Castings
B140/B140M Specification for Copper-Zinc-Lead (Red Brass or Hardware Bronze) Rod, Bar, and Shapes
B283 Specification for Copper and Copper-Alloy Die Forgings (Hot-Pressed)
B371/B371M Specification for Copper-Zinc-Silicon Alloy Rod
B584 Specification for Copper Alloy Sand Castings for General Applications
B689 Specification for Electroplated Engineering Nickel Coatings
B851 Specification for Automated Controlled Shot Peening of Metallic Articles Prior to Nickel, Autocatalytic Nickel, or Chromium Plating, or as Final Finish
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F876 Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing
F877 Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Hot- and Cold-Water Distribution Systems
NSF StandardsStandard No. 14 for Plastic Piping Components and Related Materials Available from NSF International, P.O. Box 130140, 789 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0140, http://www.nsf.org. Standard No. 61 for Drinking Water System Components--Health Effects
ASME StandardsB1.20.1 Pipe Threads General Purpose (Inch) Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME International Headquarters, Three Park Ave., New York, NY 10016-5990, http://www.asme.org. B16.18 Cast Copper Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings (Inch) B16.22 Wrought Copper Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings (Inch)
MSS StandardSP-104 Wrought Copper Solder Joint Pressure Fittings Available from Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 502, Falls Church, VA 22041.
EN StandardsEN 12164 Copper and Copper Alloys--Rod for Free Machining Purposes Available from European Committee for Standardization (CEN), 36 rue de Stassart, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium, http://www.cenorm.be. EN 12165 Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Unwrought Forging Stock
ICS Number Code 23.040.40 (Metal fittings)
UNSPSC Code 40141700(Hardware and fittings)
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