This specification covers polyethylene (PE) pipes made in thermoplastic pipe dimension ratios based on outside diameter, and pressure rated for water. All pipes produced under this specification may be used for the transport of water, industrial process liquids, effluents, slurries, municipal sewage, etc. Included are criteria for classifying PE plastic pipe materials and PE plastic pipe, and a system of nomenclature for PE plastic pipe. PE pipes shall be evaluated by the test procedures given herein, and shall conform to specified requirements for workmanship, dimensions, sustained pressure at ambient and elevated temperatures, hydrostatic burst pressure, tensile strength at yield, and environmental stress cracking.
1.1 This specification covers polyethylene (PE) pipe made in thermoplastic pipe dimension ratios based on outside diameter IPS 1/2 to 3, for both non-pressure and pressure rated water (see ). Included are requirements for polyethylene compounds and PE plastic pipe, a system of nomenclature for PE plastic pipe, and requirements and test methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions, sustained pressure, and burst pressure. Methods of marking are also given.
Note 1: Significant changes have been made to this specification to remedy duplication of sizes with other specifications, for DIPS sizes and larger sizes refer to the appropriate standard specification such as Specification or AWWA C906.
1.2 For pipes produced under this specification that are intended for use in the distribution and transmission of potable water without oxidizing disinfectants, potable and non-potable water, grey water, reclaimed water, wastewater, force main and gravity municipal sewage, etc, the user should consult the manufacturer to determine whether the fluid being transported is compatible with polyethylene pipe and will not affect the service life beyond limits acceptable to the user.
1.3 For pipes produced under this specification that are intended for use in the distribution and transmission of potable water or other fluids containing oxidizing disinfectants (for example, Hypochlorous acid or chloramines), special requirements for PE compounds are specified in and , and DR limitations are specified in and .
Note 2: Refer to specification AWWA C901 for other suitable potable water options.
1.4 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.
1.5 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:
1.6 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.