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This specification covers the requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, performance, and markings for metal insert fittings with o-ring seals and copper crimp rings for use with SDR9 cross-linked polyethylene and SDR9 cross-linked polyethylene/aluminum/cross-linked polyethylene tubing systems. The fittings shall be made from one of the following metals: cast copper alloys, machined brass, forged brass, crimp rings, or o-rings. Insert fittings shall be joined to the tubing by compression of a copper crimp ring around the outer circumference of the tubing, forcing the tubing material into annular spaces formed by ribs on the fitting. Performance tests shall be conducted on the assemblies to determine the material and dimensional requirements of the specimens. Marking shall be applied to the fittings in such a manner that it remains legible after installation and inspection.
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1.1 This specification covers metal insert fittings with o-ring seals and copper crimp rings for use with Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) and Cross-linked Polyethylene/Aluminum/Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX-AL-PEX) tubing in 1/2 , 3/4, 1, and 11/4 in. nominal diameters that meet the requirements for Specifications or , and respectively. These fittings are intended for use in 125 psi (861.9 kPa) (PEX-AL-PEX) and 100 psi (689.5 kPa) (PEX) cold- and hot-water distribution systems operating at temperatures up to and including 180 °F (82 °C). Included are the requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, performance, and markings to be used on the fittings and rings.
1.2 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.
1.3 Compliance with this specification requires that these fittings be tested and certified to Specification and .
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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 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.
B16/B16M Specification for Free-Cutting Brass Rod, Bar and Shapes for Use in Screw Machines
B62 Specification for Composition Bronze or Ounce Metal Castings
B140/B140M Specification for Copper-Zinc-Lead (Red Brass or Hardware Bronze) Rod, Bar, and Shapes
B283 Specification for Copper and Copper-Alloy Die Forgings (Hot-Pressed)
B371/B371M Specification for Copper-Zinc-Silicon Alloy Rod
B584 Specification for Copper Alloy Sand Castings for General Applications
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F876 Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing
F877 Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Hot- and Cold-Water Distribution Systems
F2262 Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene/Aluminum/Crosslinked Polyethylene Tubing OD Controlled SDR9
F3253 Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing with Oxygen Barrier for Hot- and Cold-Water Hydronic Distribution Systems
ASME StandardsB1.20.1 Pipe Threads General Purpose (Inch) Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME International Headquarters, Two Park Ave., New York, NY 10016-5990, http://www.asme.org. B16.18 Cast Copper Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings B16.22 Wrought Copper and Copper Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings
NSF International StandardsNSF/ANSI 14 Plastic Piping Components and Related Materials NSF/ANSI 61 Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects
ICS Number Code 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)
UNSPSC Code 40183000(Rubber and plastic tubing); 13111076(Cross linked polyethylene PEX)
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ASTM F2434-18, Standard Specification for Metal Insert Fittings Utilizing a Copper Crimp Ring for SDR9 Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing and SDR9 Cross-linked Polyethylene/Aluminum/Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX-AL-PEX) Tubing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.orgBack to Top