ASTM WK63071

    New Practice for Vacuum-Assisted Heat Fusion Joining of Polyethylene (PE) Saddle Fittings to Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe

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    1. Scope

    This practice describes procedures for making joints between specially prepared mitered and coped polyethylene fittings and polyethylene (PE) pipe in a field environment. Other suitable heat fusion joining procedures may be available from various sources. This standard does not purport to address all possible heat fusion joining procedures, or to preclude the use of qualified procedures developed by other parties that have been proved to produce reliable heat fusion joints. The parameters and procedures have been demonstrated to be applicable only to joining polyethylene fittings conforming to other ASTM Specifications currently under development. Sound joints between the specially prepared polyethylene fittings and polyethylene (PE) pipe that is dimensionally compliant with other ASTM specifications are both required when using the joining techniques described in this practice.


    Sanitary sewer applications


    This practice brings an innovative technical procedure to sanitary sewer applications that establishes a leak-free, strong, ductile and durable joint to existing installations. Likely end-users will include construction contractors working for the asset owner to establish new services or to effect repairs.

    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:
    Bryan Hauger

    Draft Under Development