ASTM F585 - 13

    Standard Guide for Insertion of Flexible Polyethylene Pipe Into Existing Sewers

    Active Standard ASTM F585 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.62

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04


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    ASTM F585

    Significance and Use

    4.1 The procedures described in this guide are intended as a design and review aid for use by the design engineer in conjunction with manufacturer's recommendations for installing a polyethylene pipe using the insertion method.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide describes design and selection considerations and installation procedures for the rehabilitation of sanitary and storm sewers by the insertion of solid wall or profile wall or corrugated polyethylene pipe into an existing pipe and along its existing line and grade. The procedures in this guide are intended to minimize traffic disruption, surface damage, surface restoration and interruption of service.

    1.2 The polyethylene piping product manufacturer should be consulted to determine the polyethylene piping product’s suitability for insertion renewal as described in this guide.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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. See 6.1, 7.1, and 8.1 for additional safety precautions.


    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

    F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

    F1417 Practice for Installation Acceptance of Plastic Non-pressure Sewer Lines Using Low-Pressure Air

    F1804 Practice for Determining Allowable Tensile Load for Polyethylene (PE) Gas Pipe During Pull-In Installation

    F2620 Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings

    Other Documents

    PPI Material Handling Guide


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40171500(Commercial pipe and piping)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0585

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