ASTM F2785 - 12

    Standard Specification for Polyamide 12 Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings

    Active Standard ASTM F2785 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.60

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for the characterization of polyamide 12 pipe, tubing, and fittings for use in fuel gas mains and services for direct burial and reliner applications. The pipe and fittings covered by this specification are intended for use in the distribution of natural gas.

    1.1.1 This specification does not cover threaded pipe. Generic fusion guidelines are given in Appendix X1. Design considerations are discussed in Appendix X2. In-plant quality control programs are specified in Annex A1.

    1.2 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes, and appendixes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.

    1.3 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.

    1.4 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.

    Note 1Pipe and fittings utilizing heat fusion joining techniques produced from compounds meeting the requirements of Group 3, Class 2, and Grade 3 (PA323 or PA11) are intended for use with pipe manufactured from compounds meeting the requirements of Group 3, class 2 and Grade 3. Pipe and fittings utilizing heat fusion joining techniques produced from compounds meeting the requirements of Group 4, Class 2 and Grade 3 (PA 423 or PA12) are intended for use with pipe manufactured from compounds meeting the requirements of Group 4, Class 2 and Grade 3. As per the recommendations of the respective resin manufacturers, no cross fusion between PA 323 (PA11) and PA 423 (PA12) compounds is permitted.


    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

    D543 Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position

    D789 Test Methods for Determination of Solution Viscosities of Polyamide (PA)

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

    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

    D1898 Practice for Sampling of Plastics

    D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings

    D2290 Test Method for Apparent Hoop Tensile Strength of Plastic or Reinforced Plastic Pipe by Split Disk Method

    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

    D6779 Classification System for and Basis of Specification for Polyamide Molding and Extrusion Materials (PA)

    F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

    F1025 Guide for Selection and Use of Full-Encirclement-Type Band Clamps for Reinforcement or Repair of Punctures or Holes in Polyethylene Gas Pressure Pipe

    F1473 Test Method for Notch Tensile Test to Measure the Resistance to Slow Crack Growth of Polyethylene Pipes and Resins

    F1733 Specification for Butt Heat Fusion Polyamide(PA) Plastic Fitting for Polyamide(PA) Plastic Pipe and Tubing

    F1973 Specification for Factory Assembled Anodeless Risers and Transition Fittings in Polyethylene (PE) and Polyamide 11 (PA11) and Polyamide 12 (PA12) Fuel Gas Distribution Systems

    F2138 Specification for Excess Flow Valves for Natural Gas Service

    F2145 Specification for Polyamide 11 (PA 11) and Polyamide 12 (PA12) Mechanical Fittings for Use on Outside Diameter Controlled Polyamide 11 and Polyamide 12 Pipe and Tubing

    F2767 Specification for Electrofusion Type Polyamide-12 Fittings for Outside Diameter Controlled Polyamide-12 Pipe and Tubing for Gas Distribution

    F2897 Specification for Tracking and Traceability Encoding System of Natural Gas Distribution Components (Pipe, Tubing, Fittings, Valves, and Appurtenances)

    Federal Specifications

    OPSPart192Title49 ,Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations

    ANSI Standards

    B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes); 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40183000(Rubber and plastic tubing)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2785-12

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