This specification covers the physical and dimensional requirements and associated test methods for corrugated polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings intended for underground applications, particularly in soil drainage and septic field leach beds, where soil support is given to the flexible walls. Pipe and fittings shall adhere to physical test requirements such as elongation, brittleness, pipe stiffness, and perforations.
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1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for materials, marking dimensions, workmanship, elongation, brittleness, pipe stiffness, and perforations for corrugated polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings in nominal sizes of 3 to 6 in., inclusive.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
Note 1—Sizes 8 to 15 in. are described in Specification F 667.
1.3 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 8, of this specification: 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
D1248 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
D2412 Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F667 Specification for 3 through 24 in. Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings
ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes); 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)
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