This specification covers polyethylene (PE) tubing pressure-rated for water. Included here are criteria for classifying PE plastic tubing materials and PE plastic tubing, and requirements and test methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions, bond strength, carbon black, density,.sustained pressure, hydrostatic burst pressure, and environmental stress cracking. Quality-assurance-passed products shall be marked accordingly as specified.
1.1 This specification covers polyethylene (PE) plastic tubing in outside diameters and SDR’s that are pressure rated for water. Included are requirements for PE compounds, and requirements and test methods for PE plastic tubing workmanship, dimensions, elevated temperature sustained pressure, burst pressure and marking.
Note 1: Refer to specification AWWA C901 and PPI Technical Note 49 (TN-49) for further information on pipe suitability for potable water end use applications. Oxidative Resistance Classification (CC# rating) information is available from NSF International.
1.2 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes, and appendixes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes shall not be considered as requirements of the specification. Notes and footnotes in tables and figures, and Supplementary Requirements are 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.
Note 2: Joining PE plastic tubing with fittings that require flaring the tubing is not recommended because Practice , the technique used to make the flare has been withdrawn (discontinued).
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 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. , of this specification:
1.5 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.