This specification covers the requirements and test methods for material, dimensions, hydrostatic burst strength, tensile strength, chemical resistance, sustained pressure, heat fusion, and impact resistance of plastic pipes, tubing, and fittings used for direct burial and reliner applications in fuel gas mains and services for the distribution of natural gas. This specification does not cover threaded pipe. The plastic used to make the pipes and fittings shall be virgin plastic or reworked plastic having Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) long-term hydrostatic design stress and hydrostatic design basis rating.
1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for material dimensions and tolerances, hydrostatic burst strength, chemical resistance, and rapid crack resistance of polyethylene pipe, tubing, and fittings for use in fuel gas mains and services for direct burial and reliner applications. The pipe and fittings covered by this specification are intended for use in the distribution of natural gas. Requirements for the qualifying of polyethylene systems for use with liquefied petroleum gas are also covered.
1.1.1 This specification does not cover threaded pipe. Design considerations are discussed in Appendix X1. In-plant quality control programs are specified in Annex A1 and Annex A2.
1.2 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes, and appendixes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.
1.3 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.
1.4 The following is an index of the annexes and appendix in this specification:
Please be aware that D2513-09a, Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings has been found to have an omission in Table 4. View erratum