ASTM F2098 - 08

    Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Clamps for Securing SDR9 Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing to Metal Insert and Plastic Insert Fittings

    Active Standard ASTM F2098 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04

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    This specification covers stainless steel clamps for securing SDR9 cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing to metal insert and plastic insert fittings. All performance tests shall be performed on assemblies of fittings, clamps and PEX tubing. Clamps shall meet the material and dimensional requirements prescribed. The surfaces of the clamps shall be smooth and free of foreign material. Clamps shall be free of cracks, holes, corrosion, voids, foreign inclusions, or other defects that are visible to the unaided eye that have potential to affect the clamp integrity. Insert fittings shall be joined to PEX tubing by deforming and locking a stainless steel clamp around the outer circumference of the tubing, forcing the tubing material into annular spaces formed by the ribs on the fitting. The clamping procedure shall be as follows: slide the clamp onto the tubing, insert the ribbed end of the fitting into the end of the tubing until the tubing contacts the shoulder of the fitting or tube stop.

    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. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers stainless steel clamps for use with four sizes of insert fittings that comply with F 1807, and cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) plastic tubing that complies with F 876 or F 877. These clamps are intended as an alternative to the copper-alloy crimp-rings of Specifications F 1807 or F 2159 for use in 100 psi (689.5 kPa) cold- and hot-water distribution systems operating at temperatures up to and including 180°F (82°C). Included are requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions and marking of the stainless steel clamps; requirements for deforming the clamps; which apply to assemblies of PEX tubing and Specifications F 1807 and F 2159, insert fittings secured with deformed clamps per this specification.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values stated in parentheses are provided for information purposes.

    1.3 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A240/A240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D1598 Test Method for Time-to-Failure of Plastic Pipe Under Constant Internal Pressure

    D1599 Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

    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

    F1807 Specification for Metal Insert Fittings Utilizing a Copper Crimp Ring for SDR9 Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing and SDR9 Polyethylene of Raised Temperature (PE-RT) Tubing

    F2159 Specification for Plastic Insert Fittings Utilizing a Copper Crimp Ring for SDR9 Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing and SDR9 Polyethylene of Raised Temperature (PE-RT) Tubing

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.40 (Metal fittings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40183000(Rubber and plastic tubing)

    DOI: 10.1520/F2098-08

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