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This specification details the material and performance requirements, as well as the corresponding test methods, for the evaluation of polyamide 12 gas pressure pipes, tubing, and fittings that are intended for use in the distribution of natural gas in fuel gas mains and services for direct burial and reliner applications. It does not apply to threaded pipes. The pipes and fittings shall be made from virgin or reworked polyamide material that satisfies the short- and long-term hydrostatic design stress and hydrostatic design basis ratings, and rapid crack propagation (RCP) resistance properties. Properly sampled pipe and fitting specimens shall undergo test procedures and conform to the following requirements: workmanship; dimension (diameter, toe-in, wall thickness, wall thickness eccentricity range, ovality, and length); conditioning; slow crack growth resistance; resistance to RCP; minimum hydrostatic burst pressure/apparent tensile strength (quick burst); sustained pressure; outdoor storage stability; chemical resistance; elevated temperature service; butt fusion joints; butt heat fusion fittings; electrofusion fittings; mechanical fittings; transition fittings and anodeless risers; valves; and excess flow valves.
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1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for the characterization of polyamide 12 pipe, tubing, and fittings for use in fuel gas mains and services for direct burial and reliner applications. The pipe and fittings covered by this specification are intended for use in the distribution of natural gas.
1.2 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes, and appendixes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.
1.3 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.
1.4 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D543 Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
D789 Test Methods for Determination of Solution Viscosities of Polyamide (PA)
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D1598 Test Method for Time-to-Failure of Plastic Pipe Under Constant Internal Pressure
D1599 Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D1898 Practice for Sampling of Plastics
D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
D2290 Test Method for Apparent Hoop Tensile Strength of Plastic or Reinforced Plastic Pipe by Split Disk Method
D2774 Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pressure Piping
D2837 Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials or Pressure Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Products
D6779 Classification System for and Basis of Specification for Polyamide Molding and Extrusion Materials (PA)
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
F1025 Guide for Selection and Use of Full-Encirclement-Type Band Clamps for Reinforcement or Repair of Punctures or Holes in Polyethylene Gas Pressure Pipe
F1473 Test Method for Notch Tensile Test to Measure the Resistance to Slow Crack Growth of Polyethylene Pipes and Resins
F1733 Specification for Butt Heat Fusion Polyamide(PA) Plastic Fitting for Polyamide(PA) Plastic Pipe and Tubing
F1973 Specification for Factory Assembled Anodeless Risers and Transition Fittings in Polyethylene (PE) and Polyamide 11 (PA11) and Polyamide 12 (PA12) Fuel Gas Distribution Systems
F2138 Specification for Excess Flow Valves for Natural Gas Service
F2145 Specification for Polyamide 11 (PA 11) and Polyamide 12 (PA12) Mechanical Fittings for Use on Outside Diameter Controlled Polyamide 11 and Polyamide 12 Pipe and Tubing
F2767 Specification for Electrofusion Type Polyamide-12 Fittings for Outside Diameter Controlled Polyamide-12 Pipe and Tubing for Gas Distribution
F2897 Specification for Tracking and Traceability Encoding System of Natural Gas Distribution Components (Pipe, Tubing, Fittings, Valves, and Appurtenances)
Federal SpecificationsOPS Part 192 Title 49 ,Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations
ANSI StandardsB 31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems
ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes); 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)
UNSPSC Code 40183000(Rubber and plastic tubing)
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