Active Standard ASTM F480 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.61
Book of Standards Volume: 08.04
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This specification covers water well casing pipe and couplings made from thermoplastic materials in standard dimension ratios (SDR), SCH 40 and SCH 80. Well casing is produced in either plain end, belled end, or threaded, and is used for water wells, ground water monitoring, leak detection, recovery systems, dewatering systems, and waste disposal. The well casing pipes, well casing pipe couplings, pipe stiffness and flattening, impact resistance, tup puncture resistance, thread, threaded joints, joint strength, and well screens shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
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1.1 This specification covers water well casing pipe and couplings made from thermoplastic materials in standard dimension ratios (SDR), SCH 40 and SCH 80.
1.2 Specifications are provided for the application of these materials to water well and ground water monitoring applications. Flush threaded joint systems are included for screen and casing used primarily in the construction of ground water monitoring wells (see Practice D5092).
Note 1—Certain field conditions may require alternative materials to ensure safe long-term use. The user should consult federal, state, and local codes governing the use of thermoplastic materials for well casing or monitor pipe.
Note 2—This standard specifies dimensional, performance and test requirements for plumbing and fluid handling applications, but does not address venting of combustion gases.
1.4 Although the pipe sizes and SDR values listed in this specification are generally available, numerous other plastic pipes in Schedule 40 and 80 wall, other SDR values and various outside diameters have been used for well casing. Such products are often selected because they fulfill certain needs and Annex A1 includes a list of these Plastic Pipe Well Casing Specials.
1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 6, 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
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids
D1527 Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D1784 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
D1785 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40, 80, and 120
D1892 Specification for Styrene-Butadiene Molding and Extrusion Materials3
D1898 Practice for Sampling of Plastics3
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
D2235 Specification for Solvent Cement for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Plastic Pipe and Fittings
D2241 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pressure-Rated Pipe (SDR Series)
D2282 Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Plastic Pipe
D2412 Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading
D2444 Test Method for Determination of the Impact Resistance of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings by Means of a Tup (Falling Weight)
D2564 Specification for Solvent Cements for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Piping Systems
D2855 Practice for Making Solvent-Cemented Joints with Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe and Fittings
D3122 Specification for Solvent Cements for Styrene-Rubber (SR) Plastic Pipe and Fittings
D3965 Classification System and Basis for Specifications for Rigid Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Materials for Pipe and Fittings
D5092 Practice for Design and Installation of Ground Water Monitoring Wells
F402 Practice for Safe Handling of Solvent Cements, Primers, and Cleaners Used for Joining Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
ANSI StandardsB1.9 Buttress Inch Screw Threads
Federal StandardFED-STD-123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
Other StandardsNSF61 Drinking Water System Components Available from NSF International, P.O. Box 130140, 789 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0140, http://www.nsf.org.
ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)