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ASTM WK73223

New Guide for Inspection and Acceptance of Installed Thermoplastic Storm and Sanitary Sewer Pipe

1. Scope

1.1 This guide covers the requirements for inspection and acceptance of installed thermoplastic pipe by either person-entry, or remote inspection. 1.2 This specification is intended for installation-related observations and assumes that pre-installation inspection has been completed and all final settlement of fill has occurred. 1.3 The thermoplastic storm and sewer pipe shall be manufactured in accordance with Specifications D3034, F679, F794, F894, F949, F1803, F2306, F2435, F2562, F2648, F2763, F2764, F2881, and F2947. 1.4 Person entry shall be used unless extenuating circumstances preclude this type inspection. Remote inspection is acceptable for use for pipe diameters of 30 in. (750 mm) and smaller unless otherwise specified by owner or engineer. 1.5 Access of installed pipe for manual inspection shall follow OSHA 29 CFR PART 1926 SUBPART AA regulations for confined space entry. 1.6 Units--The values stated in either Imperial/US or [SI units] are to be regarded separately as standard. The SI units are shown in parentheses. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently. 1.7 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. 1.8 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.


acceptance; circular pipe; culvert; evaluation; inspection; high density polyethylene pipe; polypropylene pipe; polyvinyl chloride pipe; remediation; sewer pipe; storm drain pipe, sanitary sewer pipe


Currently, there are no installation inspection evaluation standards past the initial acceptance of the project construction. This practice provides means and evaluations to assess the acceptance of a thermoplastic pipe after backfill placement and settlement has occurred. This practice will identify areas of concern and provide assessments and cautions pertaining to possible long-term consequences.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F17.62

Committee: F17

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

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Date Initiated: 06-05-2020

Technical Contact: John Kurdziel

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Ballot: F17.62 (21-01)

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Item: 001

Ballot: F17.62 (21-05)

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Ballot: F17 (21-09)

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Ballot: F17 (21-06)

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Ballot: F17 (22-03)

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Ballot: F17 (22-02)

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Item: 008

Ballot: F17 (22-05)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution