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    ASTM F3524 / F3524M - 21

    Standard Specification for Polyamide-12 (PA12) Line Pipe

    Active Standard ASTM F3524 / F3524M | Developed by Subcommittee: F17.68

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.04


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for polyamide-12 (PA12) materials, pipe and fittings for pressure or non-pressure oil and gas producing applications to convey fluids such as oil, dry or wet gas, multiphase fluids, and non-potable oilfield water. This specification does not cover pipe for gas distribution applications.

    1.1.1 See Specification F2785 for PA12 pipe and fittings intended for use in the distribution of natural gas, or for use with liquefied petroleum gas.

    1.1.2 Pipe and fittings covered by this specification shall not be joined using taper pipe threads. Butt fusion joining shall be done in accordance with Practice F3372. In-plant quality control programs are described in Appendix X1. Design considerations are discussed in Appendix X2.

    1.2 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 may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard

    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

    D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position

    D789 Test Method for Determination of Relative Viscosity of Concentrated Polyamide (PA) Solutions

    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

    D1603 Test Method for Carbon Black Content in Olefin 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

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

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

    D6779 Classification System for and Basis of Specification for Polyamide Molding and Extrusion Materials (PA)

    F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

    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

    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

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

    F3372 Practice for Butt Fusion Joining of PA12 Pipe and Fittings


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3524_F3524M-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3524 / F3524M-21, Standard Specification for Polyamide-12 (PA12) Line Pipe, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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