Active Standard ASTM F2159 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.10
Book of Standards Volume: 08.04
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This specification establishes requirements for sulfone plastic insert fittings utilizing a copper crimp ring for SDR9 cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing for cold- and hot-water distribution systems. Material for fitting shall be molded from sulfone plastic. Molded part shall not crack, split, or shatter and be free of visible splay. Fittings shall be tested for performance requirements such as hydrostatic burst, hydrostatic sustained pressure strength, thermocycling, excessive temperature-pressure capability, dimensions, workmanship, finish, appearance, assembly, crimp joint, and insert crush test.
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1.1 This specification establishes requirements for sulfone plastic insert fittings and copper crimp rings for four sizes
(3/8, ½, and ¾ and 1) of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) plastic tubing an polyethylene of raised temperature (PE-RT) tubing. These fittings are intended for use in 100 psi (690 kPa) cold- and hot-water distribution systems operating at temperatures up to and including 180°F (82°C). Included are the requirements for material, molded part properties, performance, workmanship, dimensions, and markings to be used on the fittings and rings.
1.2 Units—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.
1.3 The following is an index of the appendix in this specification:
|GO/NO-GO Crimp Gauges||Appendix X1|
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portions, Sections 11 and 12, 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.
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
D6394 Specification for Sulfone Plastics (SP)
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
F1498 Specification for Taper Pipe Threads 60 for Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
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
F2623 Specification for Polyethylene of Raised Temperature (PE-RT) SDR 9 Tubing
F2769 Specification for Polyethylene of Raised Temperature (PE-RT) Plastic Hot and Cold-Water Tubing and Distribution Systems
NSF International StandardANSI/NSFStandardNo.6 for Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects
ASME StandardB1.20.1 Pipe Threads General Purpose Inch Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)
UNSPSC Code 40183000(Rubber and plastic tubing)