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This specification covers the requirements and test methods for outside diameter controlled, pressure rated, black metric-sized and IPS-sized crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe, fittings and joints intended for oil and gas producing applications. It presents the criteria for materials made in pipe dimension ratios ranging from 6 to 17, along with workmanship, burst pressure, hydrostatic sustained pressure, bent-pipe hydrostatic pressure, stabilizer functionality, degree of crosslinking, and chemical resistance. It also includes guidelines for pipe and fittings markings.
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.
1.1 This specification covers outside diameter controlled, pressure rated, black metric-sized and IPS-sized crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe, fittings and joints, made in pipe dimension ratios ranging from 6 to 17. Included are requirements and test methods for material, workmanship, dimensions, burst pressure, hydrostatic sustained pressure, stabilizer functionality, bent-pipe hydrostatic pressure, degree of crosslinking, and chemical resistance. Requirements for pipe and fittings markings are also given. The pipe, fittings and joints covered by this specification are intended for pressure or non-pressure oil and gas producing applications to convey fluids such as oil, dry or wet gas, gas gathering, multiphase fluids, and non-potable oilfield water. This specification does not cover pipe for gas distribution applications.
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 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. 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.
1.4 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.
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
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
D2837 Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials or Pressure Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Products
D4218 Test Method for Determination of Carbon Black Content in Polyethylene Compounds By the Muffle-Furnace Technique
F1055 Specification for Electrofusion Type Polyethylene Fittings for Outside Diameter Controlled Polyethylene and Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Pipe and Tubing
F1948 Specification for Metallic Mechanical Fittings for Use on Outside Diameter Controlled Thermoplastic Gas Distribution Pipe and Tubing
F2619 Specification for High-Density Polyethylene (PE) Line Pipe
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
ISO StandardsISO 1167 Thermoplastics pipes, fittings and assemblies for the conveyance of fluids -- Determination of the resistance to internal pressure -- Part 1: General method ISO ISO 14531-2 Plastics pipes and fittings -- Crosslinked polyethylene (PE-X) pipe systems for the conveyance of gaseous fuels -- Metric series -- Specifications -- Part 2: Fittings for heat-fusion jointing ISO 14531-3 Plastics pipes and fittings -- Crosslinked polyethylene (PE-X) pipe systems for the conveyance of gaseous fuels -- Metric series -- Specifications -- Part 3: Fittings for mechanical jointing (including PE-X/metal transitions)
Federal StandardFED-STD-123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes); 23.100.40 (Piping and coupling); 75.180.01 (Equipment for petroleum and natural gas industries in general)
UNSPSC Code 83101603(Oil pipeline services); 83101604(Gas pipeline services)
ASTM F2905 / F2905M-13, Standard Specification for Black Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Line Pipe, Fittings and Joints For Oil and Gas Producing Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top