Work Item
ASTM WK75153

New Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Pipe Bends (Elbows) in Nominal Diameters 8-inch to 36-inch (219mm 915mm), Fabricated From Thick Wall Gore-Pipe by Heat Fusion Joining of Miter-cut or Machined Segments, or by Thermo-Forging

1. Scope

The development of specifications for plastic pipe, fittings, and appurtenances; practices for joining and installing plastic pipes; test methods; terminology, systems and services specific to plastic piping systems and the stimulation of related research.
The work of the Committee may include the consideration of composite piping systems, and components which are partially plastic.
The work of the Committee will be coordinated with ASTM Committee and other organizations having mutual interests.


Miter-bend, mitered elbows, elbows, ells, fabricated elbows, plastic elbows, gore-pipe, gore-pipe segments, tangent ends, polyethylene, polyethylene elbows, fabricated bends, bend, half-bend, quarter-bend, eight-bend, Geometric Strength Ratio, GSR, single miter-bends, multiple miter-bends, PE2708, PE4710, pressure pipe, HDPE, MDPE


This is widely useable for Water Distribution, fuel gas, and Industrial applications. The dimensions are the same and the construction is the same for all industries. The full pressure rating is a matter of geometry reinforcement of the intrados stress field at the fusion joint..

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F17.10

Committee: F17

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-10-2020

Technical Contact: Harvey Svetlik

Item: 001

Ballot: F17.10 (20-09)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution