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    ASTM F3508 - 21

    Standard Guide for In-Situ Pipeline Re-Construction As Coupled Dual-Wall Composite Pipeline by Push/Pull Installation of Compressed-Fit Shape-Memory-Polymer Tubular (SMPT)

    Active Standard ASTM F3508 | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.67

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide describes the the specification and re-construction of in-situ pipelines and conduits 2 in. to 63 in. (50 mm to 1600 mm) diameter) by the pulled-in-place installation, into an existing conduit, of circular, radially reduced, Shape-Memory-Polymer Tubular (SMPT) that after installation, re-expands (by “memory”) to press against the ID of the host pipe, thus coupling the interior pipe, by friction fit, as reinforcement to the host pipe. The added SMPT pipe wall restores leak tightness and adds its strength to the host pipe (Dual-Wall Composite-Pipe). It becomes a continuous compressed-fit dual-wall pipeline. Depending upon the SMPT compound used, the re-constructed pipelines or conduits are suitable for pressure and nonpressure pipeline applications such as process piping, raw and treated water transmission, water pipe systems, forced-mains, industrial and oil-patch gathering and transmission pipelines, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, and culverts.

    Note 1: This standard guide covers circular SMPT tubulars which are radially reduced by mechanical means at the time of installation. This guide does not address “liners” that at the time of manufacture are deformed (folded) into U-shape, C-shape, H-shape, or other such configurations. This guide refers to dual-wall meaning two layers of pipe co-joined in the field, which is different from dual-wall factory-made co-extruded pipe or corrugated pipe. This guide does not provide a complete design basis covering the many variables required for design and construction of this field fabricated product; the advice of professional contractors and/or registered professional engineers may be incorporated as an adjunct to this guide.

    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.

    Note 2: There are no ISO standards covering the primary subject matter of this guide.

    1.3 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.

    1.4 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

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D1238 Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer

    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

    D2290 Test Method for Apparent Hoop Tensile Strength of Plastic or Reinforced Plastic Pipe

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

    D2513 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings

    D2837 Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials or Pressure Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Products

    D3035 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (DR-PR) Based on Controlled Outside Diameter

    D3350 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials

    D4066 Classification System for Nylon Injection and Extrusion Materials (PA)

    D4101 Classification System and Basis for Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials

    F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

    F714 Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (DR-PR) Based on Outside Diameter

    F1417 Practice for Installation Acceptance of Plastic Non-pressure Sewer Lines Using Low-Pressure Air

    F1606 Practice for Rehabilitation of Existing Sewers and Conduits with Deformed Polyethylene (PE) Liner

    F2164 Practice for Field Leak Testing of Polyethylene (PE) and Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Pressure Piping Systems Using Hydrostatic Pressure

    F2389 Specification for Pressure-rated Polypropylene (PP) Piping Systems

    F2619/F2619M Specification for High-Density Polyethylene (PE) Line Pipe

    F2620 Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings

    F2785 Specification for Polyamide 12 Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings

    F2786 Practice for Field Leak Testing of Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Piping Systems Using Gaseous Testing Media Under Pressure (Pneumatic Leak Testing)

    F2945 Specification for Polyamide 11 Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings

    F3183 Practice for Guided Side Bend Evaluation of Polyethylene Pipe Butt Fusion Joint

    API Standards

    API 15LE Specification for Polyethylene Line Pipe

    Other Standards

    NACE Standards

    SP0102 Cleaning and Inspection of Pressure Pipelines

    NSF/ANSI Standards

    Standard No. 61 for DrinkingWater Systems ComponentsHealth Effects

    AWWA Standard


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3508-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3508-21, Standard Guide for In-Situ Pipeline Re-Construction As Coupled Dual-Wall Composite Pipeline by Push/Pull Installation of Compressed-Fit Shape-Memory-Polymer Tubular (SMPT), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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