1.1 This specification describes requirements and test methods for the qualification of PE and PP plastic bodied mechanical fittings intended to join cold water service pipe and tubing of NPS 3 or less. This includes plastic mechanical fittings intended for use on pipe and tubing covered by the following standards: , , , , , , AWWA C901, and AWWA C904. Also, included in this specification are requirements for materials and qualification testing.
1.2 Plastic mechanical fittings for hot and cold-water systems inside buildings as well as for district heating applications are not covered by this 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 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.
1.5 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.
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