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This specification establishes requirements and test methods for materials, dimensions and tolerances, flattening resistance and impact resistance of plastic tubing and fittings for use in central-vacuum systems for residential buildings. The tube and fittings shall be homogeneous throughout and free of visible cracks, holes, foreign inclusions, or other defects. The tube flattening, tube impact strength, tube dimensions, tube length, and fitting dimensions shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
1.1 This specification covers the establishment of requirements and test methods for materials, dimensions and tolerances, flattening resistance and impact resistance of plastic tubing for use in central-vacuum systems for residential buildings.
1.2 All notes and footnotes shall be considered as nonmandatory requirements of the specification.
1.3 This specification does not apply to: inlet valve mounting plates of fittings directly connected to these plates, reducer fittings, mufflers exhaust vents, or flex tubing attached at the power unit location.
1.4 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 standard.
1.5 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 requirements 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.
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D1784 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
D2444 Test Method for Determination of the Impact Resistance of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings by Means of a Tup (Falling Weight)
D2564 Specification for Solvent Cements for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Piping Systems
D2749 Symbols for Dimensions of Plastic Pipe Fittings
D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics
F402 Practice for Safe Handling of Solvent Cements, Primers, and Cleaners Used for Joining Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
ICS Number Code 97.080 (Cleaning appliances)
UNSPSC Code 40183002(PVC plastic tubing)
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ASTM F2158-08(2016), Standard Specification for Residential Central-Vacuum Tube and Fittings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top