Work Item
ASTM WK76998

New Practice for Determining Allowable Tensile Load for Polyamide-12 (PA12) Gas Pipe during Pull-In Installation

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.


gas pipe; polyamide-12; PA12; pull-in installation


PA12 gas pipe is installed by all the conventional methods. Pull-though installations expose the pipe to risk of over-tensioning with the result that he pipe could be damage and rendered unsuitable for use. End users have asked for guidance on calculating allowable pulling loads. This new project will address this need.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F17.60

Committee: F17

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-20-2021

Technical Contact: James Mason