Standard Active Last Updated: Nov 21, 2019
ASTM F512-19

Standard Specification for Smooth-Wall Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Conduit and Fittings for Underground Installation


This specification covers the dimensional, design, and performance requirements for five types (Types EB-20, EB-35, DB-60, DB-100, and DB-120) of smooth-wall poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) conduits and fittings for underground communication and electrical power wires and cables. Conduits and fittings shall be evaluated on impact resistance and strength, joint tightness, pipe stiffness, and extrusion quality.


1.1 This specification covers the requirements for single wall and coextruded cellular core smooth-wall poly(vinyl chloride) conduit and fittings for underground communication and electrical power wire and cables. Plastics which does not meet the material requirements specified in Section 5 is excluded from single layer and all coextruded layers.

1.2 The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, of this specification: 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.

1.4 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 08.04
Developed by Subcommittee: F17.25
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.1520/F0512-19
ICS Code: 23.040.20; 23.040.45