ASTM F2720 / F2720M - 09

    Standard Specification for Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyethylene (PE-GF) Spiral Wound Large Diameter Pipe

    Active Standard ASTM F2720 / F2720M | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for materials, dimensions, workmanship, joining systems, and marking for large diameter, 12 in. [300 mm] and larger, inside diameter controlled glass fiber reinforced polyethylene (PE-GF) spiral wound pipe with electrofusion joints. The piping is intended for new construction and renewal of existing piping systems used for the transport of water, slurries, municipal sewage, domestic sewage, effluents, etc., in pressure systems.

    Note 1—Pipe produced to this specification should be installed in accordance with Practice D2774 or F1668, where applicable, and with the manufacturers recommendations.

    1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents: therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.3 All pipes produced under this specification are pressure-rated.

    1.4 This specification includes criteria for choice of raw material and test methods for evaluation of raw material, together with performance requirements and test methods for determining conformance with the requirements.

    1.5 In referee decisions, the SI units shall be used for metric-sized pipe and inch-pound units for pipe sized per ANSI (ANSI B 36.10).

    1.6 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

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

    D1505 Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique

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

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings

    D2657 Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyolefin Pipe and Fittings

    D2774 Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pressure Piping

    D2837 Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials or Pressure Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Products

    D3350 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials

    D3895 Test Method for Oxidative-Induction Time of Polyolefins by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

    F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

    F1290 Practice for Electrofusion Joining Polyolefin Pipe and Fittings

    F1668 Guide for Construction Procedures for Buried Plastic Pipe

    ANSI Standard

    B36.10 Standard Dimensions of Steel Pipe (IPS) Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.

    NSF/ANSI Standards

    StandardNo.61 for Drinking Water Systems Components --Health Effects


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40171500(Commercial pipe and piping)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2720_F2720M-09

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