Underground Utility Standards

    ASTM underground utilities standards include standard practices for installing and operating optical fiber systems and repair of sewer systems. Underground utilities standards address safety and access rights, selection of the utility, and the continued maintenance of the utility once fiber has been installed. The standards also cover the maintenance and rehabilitation of these systems using robotics technology and chemical grouts, inclusive of guides for application. Methods include those for the development of damage algorithms for water conveyance systems to quantify the potential for component damage as a function of various levels of seismic hazards. These underground utilities standards are of value to telecommunication companies, underground utility owners, regulators (municipal engineers), fiber optic cable manufacturers, the civil engineering community, chemical grout producers, robotics manufacturers, pipe manufacturers, designers of civil software applications, utilities contractors, and fiber optic deployment technology companies.

    List of underground utility standards developed by ASTM:

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    Inspection and Renewal of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

    F2304 - 10(2016)e1 Standard Practice for Sealing of Sewers Using Chemical Grouting
    F2414 - 04(2016) Standard Practice for Sealing Sewer Manholes Using Chemical Grouting
    F2454 - 05(2016)e1 Standard Practice for Sealing Lateral Connections and lines from the mainline Sewer Systems by the Lateral Packer Method, Using Chemical Grouting
    F2550 - 13(2018) Standard Practice for Locating Leaks in Sewer Pipes By Measuring the Variation of Electric Current Flow Through the Pipe Wall
    F2551 - 09(2016) Standard Practice for Installing a Protective Cementitious Liner System in Sanitary Sewer Manholes
    F3080 - 21 Standard Practice for Laser Technologies for Measurement of Cross-Sectional Shape of Pipeline and Conduit by Non-Rotating Laser Projector, Infrared Measurement, and CCTV Camera System
    F3095 - 17a Standard Practice for Laser Technologies for Direct Measurement of Cross Sectional Shape of Pipeline and Conduit by Rotating Laser Diodes and CCTV Camera System
    F3110 - 14(2018) Standard Practice for Proper Use of Mechanical Trenchless Point Repair Sleeve with Locking Gear Mechanism for Pipes of Varying Inner Diameter and Offset Joints
    F3220 - 17 Standard Practice for Prioritizing Sewer Pipe Cleaning Operations by Using Transmissive Acoustic Inspection

    Optical Fiber Systems within Existing Infrastructure

    F2233 - 03(2021) Standard Guide for Safety, Access Rights, Construction, Liability, and Risk Management for Optical Fiber Networks in Existing Sewers
    F2303 - 03(2021) Standard Practice for Selection of Gravity Sewers Suitable for Installation of Optical Fiber Cable and Conduits
    F2462 - 05(2021) Standard Practice for Operation and Maintenance of Sewers with Optical Fiber Systems
    F3079 - 14(2020) Standard Practice for Use of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensing Systems for Monitoring the Impact of Ground Movements During Tunnel and Utility Construction on Existing Underground Utilities


    F3092 - 14(2019) Standard Terminology Relating to Optical Fiber Sensing Systems
    F3314 - 20 Standard Terminology Relating to Technology and Underground Infrastructure

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