ASTM F412 - 13

    Standard Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

    Active Standard ASTM F412 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.91

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology is a compilation of definitions of technical terms used in the plastic piping industry. Terms that are generally understood or adequately defined in other readily available sources are not included.

    1.2 When a term is used in an ASTM document for which Committee F17 is responsible it is included only when judged, after review, by Subcommittee F17.91 to be a generally usable term.

    1.3 Definitions that are identical to those published by other ASTM committees or other standards organizations are identified with the committee number (for example, D20) or with the abbreviation of the name of the organization (for example, IUPAC International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry).

    1.4 A definition is a single sentence with additional information included in notes.

    1.5 Definitions are followed by the committee responsible for the standard(s) (for example, [F17.26]) and standard numbers(s) in which they are used (for example, F714).


    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

    C114 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement

    D256 Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

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

    D747 Test Method for Apparent Bending Modulus of Plastics by Means of a Cantilever Beam

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    D1003 Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics

    D1079 Terminology Relating to Roofing and Waterproofing

    D1238 Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer

    D1488 Test Method for Amylaceous Matter in Adhesives

    D1505 Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique

    D1527 Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80

    D1785 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40, 80, and 120

    D2104 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe, Schedule 40

    D2239 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (SIDR-PR) Based on Controlled Inside Diameter

    D2241 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pressure-Rated Pipe (SDR Series)

    D2282 Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Plastic Pipe

    D2444 Test Method for Determination of the Impact Resistance of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings by Means of a Tup (Falling Weight)

    D2447 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80, Based on Outside Diameter

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

    D2661 Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Schedule 40 Plastic Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe and Fittings

    D2666 Specification for Polybutylene (PB) Plastic Tubing

    D2680 Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) and Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Composite Sewer Piping

    D2683 Specification for Socket-Type Polyethylene Fittings for Outside Diameter-Controlled Polyethylene Pipe and Tubing

    D2737 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Tubing

    D2751 Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Sewer Pipe and Fittings

    D2837 Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials or Pressure Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Products

    D2846/D2846M Specification for Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Hot- and Cold-Water Distribution Systems

    D3035 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (DR-PR) Based on Controlled Outside Diameter

    D3139 Specification for Joints for Plastic Pressure Pipes Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals

    D3261 Specification for Butt Heat Fusion Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Fittings for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe and Tubing

    D3309 Specification for Polybutylene (PB) Plastic Hot- and Cold-Water Distribution Systems

    D3350 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials

    F402 Practice for Safe Handling of Solvent Cements, Primers, and Cleaners Used for Joining Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings

    F405 Specification for Corrugated Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and Fittings

    F441/F441M Specification for Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80

    F442/F442M Specification for Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe (SDR-PR)

    F449 Practice for Subsurface Installation of Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe for Agricultural Drainage or Water Table Control

    F628 Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Schedule 40 Plastic Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe With a Cellular Core

    F645 Guide for Selection, Design, and Installation of Thermoplastic Water- Pressure Piping Systems

    F714 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (DR-PR) Based on Outside Diameter

    F771 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Thermoplastic High-Pressure Irrigation Pipeline Systems

    F876 Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing

    F877 Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Hot- and Cold-Water Distribution Systems

    F891 Specification for Coextruded Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe With a Cellular Core

    F948 Test Method for Time-to-Failure of Plastic Piping Systems and Components Under Constant Internal Pressure With Flow

    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

    F1335 Specification for Pressure-Rated Composite Pipe and Fittings for Elevated Temperature Service

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

    F1488 Specification for Coextruded Composite Pipe

    F1499 Specification for Coextruded Composite Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe (DWV)

    F1668 Guide for Construction Procedures for Buried Plastic Pipe

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

    F1760 Specification for Coextruded Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Non-Pressure Plastic Pipe Having Reprocessed-Recycled Content

    F1924 Specification for Plastic Mechanical Fittings for Use on Outside Diameter Controlled Polyethylene Gas Distribution Pipe and Tubing

    F1948 Specification for Metallic Mechanical Fittings for Use on Outside Diameter Controlled Thermoplastic Gas Distribution Pipe and Tubing

    F1970 Specification for Special Engineered Fittings, Appurtenances or Valves for use in Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) or Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Systems

    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

    F1986 Specification for Multilayer Pipe Type 2, Compression Fittings, and Compression Joints for Hot and Cold Drinking-Water Systems

    F1987 Specification for Multilayer Pipe Type 2, Compression Fittings, and Compression Joints for Hydronic Heating Systems

    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

    F2158 Specification for Residential Central-Vacuum Tube and Fittings

    F2160 Specification for Solid Wall High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Conduit Based on Controlled Outside Diameter (OD)

    F2176 Specification for Mechanical Couplings Used on Polyethylene Conduit, Duct and Innerduct


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F0412-13

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F412-13, Standard Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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