ASTM F3128 - 19

    Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Schedule 40 Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe with a Cellular Core

    Active Standard ASTM F3128 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.63

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers coextruded poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) plastic drain, waste and vent pipe made to Schedule 40 iron pipe sizes (IPS) and produced by the coextrusion process with concentric inner and outer solid PVC layers and the core consisting of closed-cell cellular PVC. Plastic which does not meet the material requirements specified in Section 5 is excluded from single layer and all coextruded layers.

    1.2 Fittings meeting the requirements of Specification D2665 and D3311 are suitable for use with pipe meeting the requirements of this specification.

    1.3 Poly(vinyl chloride) plastic which does not meet the definitions of virgin PVC plastic as given in 5.1 is excluded, as performance of plastic other than those defined as virgin was not determined. PVC rework plastic which meets the requirements of rework plastic as given in 5.2 is acceptable.

    1.4 Reprocessed plastic or recycled plastic as defined in Terminology D883 is excluded.

    1.5 Recommendations for storage, joining and installation are provided in Appendix X1, Appendix X2, and Appendix X3 respectively.

    1.6 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes and appendices which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.

    1.7 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.

    1.8 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.

    1.9 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics

    D2122 Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings

    D2152 Test Method for Adequacy of Fusion of Extruded Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe and Molded Fittings by Acetone Immersion

    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)

    D2564 Specification for Solvent Cements for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Piping Systems

    D2665 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe and Fittings

    D2855 Practice for the Two-Step (Primer and Solvent Cement) Method of Joining Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) or Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Pipe and Piping Components with Tapered Sockets

    D3311 Specification for Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Plastic Fittings Patterns

    D4396 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds for Plastic Pipe and Fittings Used in Nonpressure Applications

    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

    F656 Specification for Primers for Use in Solvent Cement Joints of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe and Fittings

    Plastic Pipe Institute

    PPI-TR-7

    ANSI Standards

    Z34.1

    Z34.2 American National Standard for Certification-Self-Certification by Producer or Supplier

    Federal Standard

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40171517(Commercial PVC pipe); 40171617(Industrial PVC pipe)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3128-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3128-19, Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Schedule 40 Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe with a Cellular Core, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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