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This specification defines requirements for the data used in the tracking and traceability base-62 encoding system. It provides the format of the resultant code to characterize various components used in fuel gas piping systems. In this specification, the final output is a 16 digit alpha-numeric code that defines a standardized approach or methodology for encoding certain characteristics of components that have been established based on consensus recommendations from the respective stakeholder group members. The gas distribution component traceability identifier is also provided in this specification wherein the gas distribution component traceability identifier shall be comprised of sixteen alphanumeric characters that specify respective attributes for a given component. The gas distribution component traceability identifiers also include identifications of component manufacturer, identification of component manufacturer's lot code, the component production date, the component material, the component size, and the component type.
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1.1 This specification defines requirements for the data used in the tracking and traceability base-62 encoding system and the format of the resultant code to characterize various components used in fuel gas piping systems.
1.2 The final output of this specification is a 16 digit alpha-numeric code that defines a standardized approach or methodology for encoding certain characteristics of components that have been established based on consensus recommendations from the respective stakeholder group members. The means of marking or affixing the code to the components, and the means of reading and/or transferring the data or codes are outside the scope of this specification.
Note 1: To facilitate compliance with this specification, a web based application has been developed to manage and maintain unique manufacturer identification numbers. The URL for the website is: http://www.componentid.org.
Note 2: Meters and regulators are excluded from this specification because traceability marking requirements for these products are defined in ANSI B109.1–B109.4.
1.3 The web based application is only intended to serve as a useful resource for managing the respective manufacturer identification numbers, codes, and other identifiers as per this specification. Any changes to the contents of the web based application are contingent upon subsequent changes to this specification. This specification shall have primacy.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A53/A53M Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless
A106/A106M Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
D2513 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
API StandardsAPI 5L Specification for Line Pipe
ICS Number Code 91.140.40 (Gas supply systems)
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ASTM F2897-15a, Standard Specification for Tracking and Traceability Encoding System of Natural Gas Distribution Components (Pipe, Tubing, Fittings, Valves, and Appurtenances), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top