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This specification covers asbestos-cement transmission pipe intended for use in transmission systems that carry fluids under pressure. A transmission system consists of pipe lines which convey fluids from their source to a point of distribution or discharge. The system is characterized by relatively steady flow and few appurtenances, thereby permitting reasonable hydraulic analysis, including surge analysis.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee C17 on Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products, this specification was withdrawn in November 2019. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use by industry.
1.1 This specification covers asbestos-cement transmission pipe intended for use in transmission systems that carry fluids under pressure. A transmission system consists of pipe lines which convey fluids from their source to a point of distribution or discharge. The system is characterized by relatively steady flow and few appurtenances, thereby permitting reasonable hydraulic analysis, including surge analysis.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
Note 1: This specification is issued for product standardization and purchasing purposes only, and does not include requirements for installation or the relationships between operating conditions and the strength characteristics of the various classifications of pipe. The purchaser is cautioned that he must correlate installation and operating conditions with the specified characteristics of the pipe.
1.3 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 chrysoltile asbestos, refer to “Safe Use of Chrysotile Asbestos: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures.”
1.4 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. See for a specific hazard warning.
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 Specification for Portland Cement
C458 Test Method for Organic Fiber Content of Asbestos-Cement Products
C500 Test Methods for Asbestos-Cement Pipe
C595 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 StandardsNational Motor Freight Classification Rules Available from National Motor Freight Inc., 1616 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20036. Uniform Freight Classification Rules Available from the Uniform Classification Commission, Room 1106, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606.
Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094 Attn: NPODS.
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ASTM C668-98(2014), Standard Specification for Asbestos-Cement Transmission Pipe (Withdrawn 2019), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top