ASTM F894 - 13

    Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Large Diameter Profile Wall Sewer and Drain Pipe

    Active Standard ASTM F894 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.26

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04


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    ASTM F894

    Abstract

    This specification covers requirements and test methods for materials, dimensions, workmanship, ring stiffness, flattening, joint systems, and a form of marking for polyethylene (PE) pipe of profile wall construction and with bell and spigot, heat fusion, extrusion welded or electrofusion joints for use in gravity flow applications, such as for sewers and drains. The PE profile wall pipe products cover six standard ring stiffness constant (RSC) classifications, namely 40, 63, 100, and 160, 250 and 400. These are referred to as RSC 40, RSC 63, RSC 100, RSC 160, RSC 250 and RSC 400. Referee testing, ring stiffness constant testing, flattening test, and joint tightness test shall be performed to meet the requirements prescribed.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for materials, dimensions, workmanship, ring stiffness, flattening, joint systems, and a form of marking for large diameter, 10 to 120 in. (250 to 3050 mm), inside diameter based polyethylene (PE) pipe of profile wall construction and with bell and spigot, heat fusion, extrusion welded or elctrofusion joints for use in gravity flow applications, such as for sewers and drains.

    Note 1Pipe produced to this specification should be installed in accordance with Practice D2321 and with the manufacturer's recommendations.

    1.2 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.

    1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings

    D2321 Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pipe for Sewers and Other Gravity-Flow Applications

    D2412 Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading

    D2657 Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyolefin Pipe and Fittings

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

    D3212 Specification for Joints for Drain and Sewer Plastic Pipes Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals

    D3350 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials

    F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

    F477 Specification for Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe

    F585 Practice for Insertion of Flexible Polyethylene Pipe Into Existing Sewers

    F1290 Practice for Electrofusion Joining Polyolefin Pipe and Fittings

    Federal Standard

    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.

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F0894

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