This specification covers classification criteria, nomenclature system, requirements, test methods, joints, fittings, certification, and marking for polyethylene (PE) thermoplastic high-pressure irrigation pipeline systems. PE materials for pipe are categorized by short-term and long-term strength tests. Materials shall meet the requirements of basic PE grades. Test methods for pipe shall include dimensions, tolerances, sustained pressure, burst pressure, carbon black content, density, and elevated temperature test. Joints and couplings shall withstand the design maximum working pressures. Plastic fittings shall meet all the dimensional and quality requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers polyethylene (PE) thermoplastic pipelines used to convey, at rated pressures of 80 to 200 psi, water that is to be used for irrigation purposes. This specification includes criteria for classifying the pipe materials, a system of nomenclature for plastic pipe, requirements for pipe, test methods, joints, fittings, certification, and marking.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, 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.
D1238 Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
D1248 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
D1505 Test Method for Density of Plastics by the Density-Gradient Technique
D1598 Test Method for Time-to-Failure of Plastic Pipe Under Constant Internal Pressure
D1599 Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
D2239 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (SIDR-PR) Based on Controlled Inside Diameter
D2609 Specification for Plastic Insert Fittings for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe
D2683 Specification for Socket-Type Polyethylene Fittings for Outside Diameter-Controlled Polyethylene Pipe and Tubing
D2837 Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials or Pressure Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Products
D3035 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (DR-PR) Based on Controlled Outside Diameter
D3261 Specification for Butt Heat Fusion Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Fittings for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe and Tubing
D3350 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS.
MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
high-pressure; irrigation; pipeline system; polyethylene; thermoplastic
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