ASTM C1802 - 18a

    Standard Specification for Design, Testing, Manufacture, Selection, and Installation of Fabricated Metal Horizontal Access Hatches for Utility, Water, and Wastewater Structures

    Active Standard ASTM C1802 | Developed by Subcommittee: C27.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the design, testing, manufacture, selection, and installation of fabricated metal access hatches for utility, water, and wastewater structures including utility vaults, drainage structures, valve vaults, meter vaults, wet wells, pump enclosures, utility trenches, piping trenches, and drainage trenches.

    1.2 This specification is applicable to various configurations of access hatches constructed of fabricated metal of various materials and grades for various loading conditions, traffic speeds, or both.

    1.3 Engineering design and testing criteria are provided for access hatches to be located in various areas subjected to various loading conditions, traffic speed, frequency, or combinations thereof.

    1.4 Proof loading criteria is provided to allow the access hatches to be designed by engineering calculation and/or by ultimate strength load testing.

    1.5 Production loading criteria is provided to allow the access hatches to be tested to verify the load capacity of the manufactured hatches.

    1.6 Hatch loading selection guidelines are included to allow selection of the proper hatch design loading for the conditions of the actual area of placement.

    1.7 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 the standard.

    1.8 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.9 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    The American Welding Society Codes

    D1.1 Structural Welding CodeSteel (current edition)

    D1.2 Structural Welding CodeAluminum (current edition)

    D1.6 Structural Welding CodeStainless Steel (current edition)

    ASTM Standards

    A36/A36M Specification for Carbon Structural Steel

    A53/A53M Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless

    A123/A123M Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products

    A176 Specification for Stainless and Heat-Resisting Chromium Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    A240/A240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications

    A242/A242M Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel

    A276 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes

    A325 Specification for Structural Bolts, Steel, Heat Treated, 120/105 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength

    A490 Specification for Structural Bolts, Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, 150 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength

    A500/A500M Specification for Cold-Formed Welded and Seamless Carbon Steel Structural Tubing in Rounds and Shapes

    A514/A514M Specification for High-Yield-Strength, Quenched and Tempered Alloy Steel Plate, Suitable for Welding

    A529/A529M Specification for High-Strength Carbon-Manganese Steel of Structural Quality

    A572/A572M Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy Columbium-Vanadium Structural Steel

    A588/A588M Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel, up to 50 ksi [345 MPa] Minimum Yield Point, with Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance

    A618/A618M Specification for Hot-Formed Welded and Seamless High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Tubing

    A656/A656M Specification for Hot-Rolled Structural Steel, High-Strength Low-Alloy Plate with Improved Formability

    A666 Specification for Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Flat Bar

    A786/A786M Specification for Hot-Rolled Carbon, Low-Alloy, High-Strength Low-Alloy, and Alloy Steel Floor Plates

    A847/A847M Specification for Cold-Formed Welded and Seamless High-Strength, Low-Alloy Structural Tubing with Improved Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance

    A852/A852M Specification for Quenched and Tempered Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plate with 70 ksi [485 MPa] Minimum Yield Strength to 4 in. [100 mm] Thick

    A913/A913M Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel Shapes of Structural Quality, Produced by Quenching and Self-Tempering Process (QST)

    A992/A992M Specification for Structural Steel Shapes

    B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate

    B210 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes

    B211 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rolled or Cold Finished Bar, Rod, and Wire

    B221 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes

    B241/B241M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube

    B247 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Die Forgings, Hand Forgings, and Rolled Ring Forgings

    B308/B308M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy 6061-T6 Standard Structural Profiles

    B316/B316M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rivet and Cold-Heading Wire and Rods

    B429/B429M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Structural Pipe and Tube

    B632/B632M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Rolled Tread Plate

    B928/B928M Specification for High Magnesium Aluminum-Alloy Products for Marine Service and Similar Environments

    C478 Specification for Circular Precast Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections

    C857 Practice for Minimum Structural Design Loading for Underground Precast Concrete Utility Structures

    C890 Practice for Minimum Structural Design Loading for Monolithic or Sectional Precast Concrete Water and Wastewater Structures

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E2309/E2309M Practices for Verification of Displacement Measuring Systems and Devices Used in Material Testing Machines

    F467 Specification for Nonferrous Nuts for General Use

    F468 Specification for Nonferrous Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, Socket Head Cap Screws, and Studs for General Use

    The American Institute of Steel Construction Specifications

    ANSI/AISC 360

    AASHTO Standards and Specifications

    AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges (current edition)

    AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification (current edition)

    ASCE Specifications

    SEI/ASCE 8 Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Stainless Steel Structural Members (current edition)

    The Aluminum Association

    Aluminum Design Manual (current edition)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.140.60 (Water supply systems); 91.140.80 (Drainage systems); 93.025 (External water conveyance systems); 93.030 (External sewerage systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/C1802-18A

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1802-18a, Standard Specification for Design, Testing, Manufacture, Selection, and Installation of Fabricated Metal Horizontal Access Hatches for Utility, Water, and Wastewater Structures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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