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    ASTM A972 / A972M - 00(2015)

    Standard Specification for Fusion Bonded Epoxy-Coated Pipe Piles

    Active Standard ASTM A972 / A972M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.09

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.01

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    This specification covers standard requirements for pipe piles with protective fusion-bonded epoxy powder coating applied by the electrostatic spray, flocking, or fluidized bed process. The surfaces of steel pipe piles to be coated shall be precleaned, as required. Steel surfaces shall be cleaned by abrasive blast cleaning to near-white metal. Prior to application of the fusion-bonded epoxy powder coatings, raised silvers, scabs, laps, sharp edges, or seams shall be removed using abrasive grinders. The powder coating shall be applied to cleaned steel surfaces before visible oxidation occurs. To achieve the required coating thickness, the steel shall be preheated prior to applying the powder coating. The heat source shall not leave a residue or contaminant on the steel surfaces. If oxidation occurs, the steel shall be cooled to ambient temperature and recleaned before applying the powder coating. The steel pipe piles shall be tested and shall meet the requirements for coating thickness and coating continuity.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers pipe piles with protective fusion-bonded epoxy powder coating applied by the electrostatic spray, flocking, or fluidized bed process.

    Note 1: The coating applicator is identified throughout this specification as the manufacturer.

    1.2 Other organic coatings may be used provided they meet the requirements of this specification.

    1.3 Requirements for the powder coating are contained in Annex A1.

    1.4 This specification is applicable for orders in either SI units (as Specification A972M) or inch-pound units [as Specification A972]. The values stated in either SI or inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in brackets.

    1.5 The following precautionary statement refers to the test method portion only, Section 8, of this standard: 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

    A252 Specification for Welded and Seamless Steel Pipe Piles

    B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

    D4060 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser

    G8 Test Methods for Cathodic Disbonding of Pipeline Coatings

    G12 Test Method for Nondestructive Measurement of Film Thickness of Pipeline Coatings on Steel

    G14 Test Method for Impact Resistance of Pipeline Coatings (Falling Weight Test)

    G20 Test Method for Chemical Resistance of Pipeline Coatings

    Steel Structures Painting Council Standards


    SSPC-SP1 Surface Preparation Specification No. 1: Solvent Cleaning

    SSPC VIS 1 Visual Standards

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31311700(Bonded pipe assemblies)

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    DOI: 10.1520/A0972_A0972M-00R15

    Citation Format

    ASTM A972 / A972M-00(2015), Standard Specification for Fusion Bonded Epoxy-Coated Pipe Piles, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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