This specification covers requirements and test methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions, perforations, pipe stiffness, elongation, joint separation resistance, quality of extruded polyethylene, brittleness, bond, and marking of corrugated polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings. This specification covers tubularly extruded, spirally laminated, and rotationally molded corrugated polyethylene pipe. Corrugated PE pipe and fittings are intended for underground applications where soil provides support to their flexible walls. Their major use is to collect or convey drainage water, or both. The following tests shall be performed: dimensions and tolerances; pipe stiffness; elongation; pipe stiffness while elongated; joint-separation test; and brittleness.
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1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions, perforations, pipe stiffness, elongation, joint separation resistance, quality of extruded polyethylene, brittleness, bond, and marking of corrugated polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings. It covers nominal sizes 3 in. (76 mm), 4 in. (102 mm), 5 in. (127 mm) 6 in. (152 mm), 8 in. (203 mm), 10 in. (254 mm), 12 in. (305 mm), 15 in. (381 mm), 18 in. (457 mm), and 24 in. (610 mm).
1.2 This specification covers tubularly extruded, spirally laminated, and rotationally molded corrugated polyethylene pipe.
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 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 9, 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
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)
D3350 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F449 Practice for Subsurface Installation of Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe for Agricultural Drainage or Water Table Control
Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
corrugated; perforated; polyethylene; underdrain; Corrugated polyethylene (PE) tube--specifications; Polyethylene (PE) fittings--specifications; Polyethylene (PE) tube--specifications
ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes); 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)
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