ASTM WK37329

    New Test Method for Chemical Resistance of Plastic Pipe and Fittings by Pressure Testing of Piping Systems

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F17.40 | Committee F17 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    TO develop a new test method to test chemical resistance to internal fluids and chemical compatibility with external chemicals by pressure testing of plastic pipe and fittings.

    Current test methods use tensile bars, plaques, test specimens cut from pipe. Various stress are applied generally uniaxially. Plastic pipe and fittings in service are subject to triaxial stresses very different from the applied stresses in current test methods.


    chemical resistance, chemical compatibility,

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Thomas Walsh

    Draft Under Development