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    ASTM F2648 / F2648M - 20

    Standard Specification for 2 to 60 inch [50 to 1500 mm] Annular Corrugated Profile Wall Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and Fittings for Land Drainage Applications

    Active Standard ASTM F2648 / F2648M | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.65

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04

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    This specification covers the general requirements and corresponding test methods for non-pressure (gravity flow) polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings having interior liner with annular corrugated exterior wall profile, and whose inside diameters are 2 to 60 in. [50 to 1500 mm]. These pipes and fittings are suitable for underground use in subsurface and land drainage systems, which do not operate under surcharge pressure heads. Material requirements are specified for pipe and blow molded fittings, rotationally molded fittings and couplings, injection molded fittings and couplings, and rework materials. The resulting products shall be tested as appropriate, and shall conform to specified requirements for workmanship, dimension (inside diameter, length, minimum inner liner thickness, and perforations), stiffness, flattening resistance, impact resistance, and slow crack growth resistance of PE plastics without pigment.

    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. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for annular corrugated profile wall polyethylene pipe and fittings with an interior liner. The inside diameters covered are 2 to 60 in. [50 to 1500 mm].

    1.2 The requirements of this specification are intended to provide non-pressure (gravity flow) pipe and fittings for underground use for subsurface and land drainage systems, which do not operate under surcharge pressure heads.

    Note 1: Pipe and fittings produced in accordance with this specification are be installed in compliance with Practice D2321 or Practice F449 based on diameter limitations within the respective standards.

    Note 2: Subsurface and land drainage systems pertain principally to non-municipal or private facilities for water table control, storm drainage and agricultural drainage applications. The products supplied under this specification are not intended for any sanitary sewer or municipal storm sewer applications.

    1.3 This specification covers pipe and fittings with an interior liner using an annular exterior corrugated profile (Fig. 1).

    1.4 This specification permits the use of recycled materials for pipe in accordance with the requirements in Section 5.

    1.5 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

    1.6 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.

    1.7 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.

    Federal Standards

    Fed. Stds. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)

    AASHTO (American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials) Standard

    (AASHTO) AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications

    ASTM Standards

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings

    D2321 Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pipe for Sewers and Other Gravity-Flow Applications

    D2412 Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading

    D2444 Practice for Determination of the Impact Resistance of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings by Means of a Tup (Falling Weight)

    D3350 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials

    D4218 Test Method for Determination of Carbon Black Content in Polyethylene Compounds By the Muffle-Furnace Technique

    D5630 Test Method for Ash Content in Plastics

    D7399 Test Method for Determination of the Amount of Polypropylene in Polypropylene/Low Density Polyethylene Mixtures Using Infrared Spectrophotometry

    F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

    F449 Practice for Subsurface Installation of Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe for Agricultural Drainage or Water Table Control

    F2136 Test Method for Notched, Constant Ligament-Stress (NCLS) Test to Determine Slow-Crack-Growth Resistance of HDPE Resins or HDPE Corrugated Pipe

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    ISO Standard

    ISO 15270 Guidelines for Recovery and Recycling of Plastic Waste

    NCHRP (National Cooperative Highway Research Program) Report

    NCHRP Report 631

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 65.060.35 (Irrigation and drainage equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40171500(Commercial pipe and piping); 13111016(Polyethylene)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F2648_F2648M-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2648 / F2648M-20, Standard Specification for 2 to 60 inch [50 to 1500 mm] Annular Corrugated Profile Wall Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and Fittings for Land Drainage Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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