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ASTM F1974-09(2015)

ASTM F1974-09(2015)

Standard Specification for Metal Insert Fittings for Polyethylene/Aluminum/Polyethylene and Crosslinked Polyethylene/Aluminum/Crosslinked Polyethylene Composite Pressure Pipe

Fecha:
2020-04-08 /Historical
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Abstract:

This specification covers metal insert fittings with split ring and compression nut (compression joint) and metal insert fittings with copper crimp rings (crimp joint) for four sizes of composite pressure pipe. These fittings are intended for use in cold- and hot-water distribution systems operating at a certain temperature range. These fittings are intended for use in potable water distribution systems for residential and commercial applications, water service, underground irrigation systems, and radient panel heating systems, baseboard, snow- and ice-melt systems, and gases that are compatible with the composite pipe and fittings. The fittings are classified into two classes with split ring and compression nut and fittings with a copper crimp ring, suitable for use with four sizes of PEX/AL/PEX or PE/AL/PE pipe. The fittings shall be made from one of the following metals: wrought copper, cast copper alloy, machined brass, and forged brass. Different tests shall be conducted in order to determine the following properties: hydrostatic burst, hydrostatic sustained pressure strength, thermocycling, and excessive temperature and pressure capability. The sealing surfaces of the insert shall be smooth and free of foreign material. The fitting walls shall be free of cracks, holes, blisters, voids, foreign inclusions or other defects that are visible to the naked eye and that affect the wall integrity.

Scope:

1.1 This specification covers metal insert fittings with split ring and compression nut (compression joint) and metal insert fittings with copper crimp rings (crimp joint) for four sizes of composite pressure pipe. These fittings are intended for use in 125 psi (690 kPa) cold- and hot-water distribution systems operating at temperatures up to and including 180°F (82°C). (When used in polyethylene/aluminum/polyethylene systems the maximum operating temperature is limited by the pipe to 140°F (60°C) and where applicable 180°F (82°C)). Included are the requirements for materials, workmanship, burst pressure, sustained pressure, excessive temperature and pressure, temperature cycling tests, and markings to be used on the fittings and rings. The fittings covered by this specification are intended for use in potable water distribution systems for residential and commercial applications, water service, underground irrigation systems, and radient panel heating systems, baseboard, snow- and ice-melt systems, and gases that are compatible with the composite pipe and fittings.

1.2 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.

Note 1: The tables show the “nominal size” in millimetres with the inch size in parentheses. This exception is made to harmonize the “nominal size” with the two pipe standards, Specifications F1281 and F1282.

1.3 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 9, of this specification. 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.

Keywords:
cold and hot water distribution; copper crimp rings; crosslinked polyethylene; metal insert fittings; PAP; PE/AL/PE; PEX/AL/PEX; polyethylene;
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