Standard Active Last Updated: Mar 07, 2019
ASTM F3128-19

Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Schedule 40 Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe with a Cellular Core


1.1 This specification covers coextruded poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) plastic drain, waste and vent pipe made to Schedule 40 iron pipe sizes (IPS) and produced by the coextrusion process with concentric inner and outer solid PVC layers and the core consisting of closed-cell cellular PVC. Plastic which does not meet the material requirements specified in Section 5 is excluded from single layer and all coextruded layers.

1.2 Fittings meeting the requirements of Specification D2665 and D3311 are suitable for use with pipe meeting the requirements of this specification.

1.3 Poly(vinyl chloride) plastic which does not meet the definitions of virgin PVC plastic as given in 5.1 is excluded, as performance of plastic other than those defined as virgin was not determined. PVC rework plastic which meets the requirements of rework plastic as given in 5.2 is acceptable.

1.4 Reprocessed plastic or recycled plastic as defined in Terminology D883 is excluded.

1.5 Recommendations for storage, joining and installation are provided in Appendix X1, Appendix X2, and Appendix X3 respectively.

1.6 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes and appendices which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.

1.7 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.

1.8 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.

1.9 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: 08.05
Developed by Subcommittee: F17.63
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.1520/F3128-19
ICS Code: 23.040.20