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This specification describes requirements and test methods for the qualification of Polyamide 11 (PA 11) bodied mechanical fittings for use with outside diameter controlled PA 11 pipe, and nominal 2 pipe size (IPS) and smaller. In addition, it specifies general requirements of the material from which these fittings are made. Performance requirements shall include tests to determine elevated temperature sustained pressure, tensile strength, in-line fitting, mechanical saddle fittings, temperature cycling, and joint constant tensile load.
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.
1.1 This specification describes requirements and test methods for the qualification of Polyamide 11 (PA 11) bodied mechanical fittings for use with outside diameter controlled Polyamide 11 (PA 11), nominal 2 pipe size (IPS), and smaller complying with Specification D2513. Additionally, the requirements and test methods for the qualification of Polyamide 12 (PA12) bodied mechanical fittings for use with outside diameter controlled Polyamide 11 (PA11) nominal 2 in pipe size (IPS) and smaller complying with Specification D2513 and outside diameter controlled Polyamide 12 (PA12) nominal 2 in pipe size (IPS) and smaller complying with Specification F2785. In addition, it specifies general requirements of the material from which these fittings are made.
1.3 This specification covers the types of mechanical fittings covered in 3.2.1.
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 methods portion, 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 requirements 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.
Plastic Pipe Institute StandardPPITR-4 PPI Listing of Hydrostatic Design Bases (HDB), Pressure Design Bases (PDB), and Minimum Required Strength (MRS) Ratings for Thermoplastic Piping Materials or Pipe Available from Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), 105 Decker Court, Suite 825, Irving, TX 75062, http://www.plasticpipe.org.
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 Thermoplastic Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
D2837 Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials or Pressure Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Products
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F1588 Test Method for Constant Tensile Load Joint Test (CTLJT)
F2785 Specification for Polyamide 12 Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
F2945 Specification for Polyamide 11 Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
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.
Federal StandardCFR,Title49,Part192 Transportation of Natural and Other Gas By Pipeline: Minimum Federal Safety Standards Available from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C. 20402.Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://dodssp.daps.dla.mil.
ICS Number Code 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)
UNSPSC Code 40183000(Rubber and plastic tubing)