ASTM F2818 - 10

    Standard Specification for Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Material Gas Pressure Pipe and Tubing

    Active Standard ASTM F2818 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.60

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04


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    Abstract

    This specification covers requirements and test methods for material dimensions and tolerances, hydrostatic burst strength, chemical resistance, and impact resistance of PEX pipe and tubing for use in fuel gas mains and services for direct burial applications. Requirements cover workmanship, pipe and tubing dimensions and tolerances, chemical resistance, sustained pressure, elevated temperature, thermal stability, slow crack growth resistance, minimum hydrostatic burst pressure/apparent tensile strength (quick burst), apparent tensile strength at yield, squeeze-off, thermal stability, slow crack growth resistance, and joints.

    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 requirements and test methods for material dimensions and tolerances, hydrostatic burst strength, chemical resistance, and impact resistance of PEX pipe and tubing for use in fuel gas mains and services for direct burial applications.

    1.2 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes 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.


    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

    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

    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

    D2513 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings

    D2765 Test Methods for Determination of Gel Content and Swell Ratio of Crosslinked Ethylene Plastics

    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

    D4883 Test Method for Density of Polyethylene by the Ultrasound Technique

    F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

    F1051 Test Method for Comparing Multistrike Film Ribbons

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

    F1563 Specification for Tools to Squeeze-off Polyethylene (PE) Gas Pipe or Tubing

    Other Standards

    CFRPart192 Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline: Minimum Federal Safety Standards


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F2818-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F2818-10, Standard Specification for Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Material Gas Pressure Pipe and Tubing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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