ASTM F2897 - 11ae1

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

    Active Standard ASTM F2897 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.60

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification defines requirements for the data used in the tracking and traceability base-62 encoding system and the format of the resultant code to characterize various components used in fuel gas piping systems.

    1.2 The final output of this specification is a 16 digit alpha-numeric code that defines a standardized approach or methodology for encoding certain characteristics of components that have been established based on consensus recommendations from the respective stakeholder group members. The means of marking or affixing the code to the components, and the means of reading and/or transferring the data or codes are outside the scope of this specification.

    Note 1To facilitate compliance with this specification, a web based application has been developed to manage and maintain unique manufacturer identification numbers. The URL for the website is:
    Note 2Meters and regulators are excluded from this specification because traceability marking requirements for these products are defined in ANSI B109.

    1.3 The web based application is only intended to serve as a useful resource for managing the respective manufacturer identification numbers, codes, and other identifiers as per this specification. Any changes to the contents of the web based application are contingent upon subsequent changes to this specification. This specification shall have primacy.

    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

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

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

    F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

    ANSI Standards

    B1.20.11983 Pipe Threads, General Purpose, Inch

    B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping System


    CFR Standards

    49CFRPart192 Pipeline Safety Requirements

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.140.40 (Gas supply systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40183000(Rubber and plastic tubing)

    DOI: 10.1520/F2897-11AE01

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