ASTM C1846 / C1846M - 17

    Standard Specification for Performance Based Manufacture of Reinforced Concrete Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe

    Active Standard ASTM C1846 / C1846M | Developed by Subcommittee: C13.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This performance based specification covers reinforced concrete pipe intended to be used for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, and storm water, and for the construction of culverts.

    1.2 It is not the intention of this standard to dictate the material quantities and properties required for a pipe to conform to this standard except those in Section 6. Specific product formulations shall be considered proprietary and allowed to remain confidential to the manufacturer.

    Note 1: This specification is a manufacturing and purchase specification only, and does not include requirements for bedding, backfill, or the relationship between field load condition and the strength classification of pipe. However, experience has shown that the successful performance of this product depends upon the proper selection of the class of pipe, type of bedding and backfill, and care that installation conforms to the construction specifications. The owner of the reinforced concrete pipe specified herein is cautioned that he must correlate the field requirements with the class of pipe specified and provide inspection at the construction site.

    Note 2: Attention is called to the specification for Reinforced Concrete D-load Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe (Specification C655). The distinction between this specification and C655 is in the D-Load specified and the practice for sampling pipe for conformance to the specification. This specification relies on standard classes of pipe (Class I-V), and sampling in accordance with Section 11.

    1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.4 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A36/A36M Specification for Carbon Structural Steel

    A615/A615M Specification for Deformed and Plain Carbon-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

    A706/A706M Specification for Deformed and Plain Low-Alloy Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

    A1064/A1064M Specification for Carbon-Steel Wire and Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain and Deformed, for Concrete

    C33/C33M Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C76 Specification for Reinforced Concrete Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe

    C76M Specification for Reinforced Concrete Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe (Metric)

    C150/C150M Specification for Portland Cement

    C260/C260M Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete

    C309 Specification for Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds for Curing Concrete

    C443 Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe and Manholes, Using Rubber Gaskets

    C494/C494M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete

    C497 Test Methods for Concrete Pipe, Manhole Sections, or Tile

    C595/C595M Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements

    C618 Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete

    C655 Specification for Reinforced Concrete D-Load Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe

    C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products

    C989/C989M Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and Mortars

    C990 Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe, Manholes, and Precast Box Sections Using Preformed Flexible Joint Sealants

    C1017/C1017M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Use in Producing Flowing Concrete

    C1116/C1116M Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

    C1157/C1157M Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement

    C1602/C1602M Specification for Mixing Water Used in the Production of Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    C1628 Specification for Joints for Concrete Gravity Flow Sewer Pipe, Using Rubber Gaskets

    AASHTO Standards

    R073 Standard Practice for Evaluation of Precast Concrete Drainage Products


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.030 (External sewage systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 95121633(Culvert); 40171510(Commercial concrete pipe)


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    DOI: 10.1520/C1846_C1846M-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1846 / C1846M-17, Standard Specification for Performance Based Manufacture of Reinforced Concrete Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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