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This specification covers asbestos-cement pressure pipe for use in supply lines and distribution systems that carry water under pressure. The specification also covers asbestos-cement pressure pipe for use in sewer force mains which carry sewage under pressure. Asbestos-cement pipe furnished shall conform to Classes 100, 150, and 200. The types of pipe shall be known as Type I and Type II corresponding to the chemical requirements. Hydrostatic strength; crushing strength; and flexural strength test shall be performed to conform to the specified requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers asbestos-cement pressure pipe for use in supply lines and distribution systems that carry water under pressure. The specification also covers asbestos-cement pressure pipe for use in sewer force mains which carry sewage under pressure.
1.2 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. Those notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. 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 Warning—Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysotile asbestos, refer to “Safe Use of Chrysotile: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures.”
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.
C150/C150M Specification for Portland Cement
C458/C458M Test Method for Organic Fiber Content of Asbestos-Cement Products
C500/C500M Test Methods for Asbestos-Cement Pipe
C595/C595M Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements
C618 Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete
D1869 Specification for Rubber Rings for Asbestos-Cement Pipe
D2946 Terminology for Asbestos and Asbestos-Cement Products
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
Other DocumentsAWWA C401 Standard Practice for the Selection of Asbestos-Cement Water Pipe Available from American Water Works Association, 6666 West Quincey Avenue, Denver, CO 80235. Motor Freight Classification Rules Available from
Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Domestic Shipment (Civilian Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS.
ICS Number Code 91.100.40 (Products in fibre-reinforced cement)
UNSPSC Code 40171500(Commercial pipe and piping); 30111600(Cement and lime)
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