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Task Group Recommends Leak-Testing Procedures for Pressure Pipe

Polyethylene (PE) pressure pipe is widely used in municipal and industrial systems to transport water, waste, chemicals, and gases. Energy released during leak testing of the pipe can maim or kill, and ASTM International is offering a standard that promotes safer hydrostatic testing in the field.

ASTM Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems has issued F 2164, Standard Practice for Field-Leak Testing of Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Piping Systems Using Hydrostatic Pressure. Piping manufacturers, consultants, regulators, utility operators, trade-association members, third-party certifiers, academics, and engineers developed the standard through voluntary consensus.

The committee welcomes individuals to attend its meetings Nov. 4-7 in Miami Beach. For further details, contact Bob Morgan, director, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International (phone: 610/832- 9732). //

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