This specification covers the physical and dimensional requirements for polyethylene (PE) pipes that is outside diameter controlled, made in Schedule 40 and 80 sizes, for use with socket-type fittings and butt fittings joined by heat fusion, and pressure-rated for water. Included are criteria for classifying PE plastic pipe materials and PE plastic pipe, a system of nomenclature for PE plastic pipe, and requirements and corresponding test methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions (outside diameter, wall thickness, and thickness of outer layer), density, sustained pressure, burst pressure, and environmental stress cracking.
1.1 This specification covers polyethylene (PE) pipe that is outside diameter controlled, made in Schedule 40 and 80 sizes for use with socket-type fittings and butt fittings joined by heat fusion, and pressure-rated for water (see appendix). Included are criteria for classifying PE plastic pipe materials and PE plastic pipe, a system of nomenclature for PE plastic pipe, and requirements and test methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions, sustained pressure, burst pressure, and environmental stress cracking. Requirements for marking are also given.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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