Standard Specification for Plastic Mechanical Fittings for Use on Outside Diameter Controlled Polyethylene Gas Distribution Pipe and Tubing
This specification describes requirements and test methods for the qualification of plastic bodied mechanical fittings for use with outside diameter controlled polyethylene (PE) gas distribution pipe, nominal 2 pipe size (IPS) and smaller. In addition, it specifies general requirements of the material from which these fittings are made. Unless otherwise specified, each nominal size of fitting shall be tested. Testing of the thickest wall pipe that the fitting is designed to be used with qualifies the use of that fitting with pipe of lesser wall thickness. In order to determine the overall performance of the mechanical fittings, the following tests shall be performed: elevated temperature sustained pressure test, tensile strength test, temperature cycling test, constant tensile load joint test (in-line joints only), and rotation test (mechanical saddle fittings only).
1.1 This specification describes requirements and test methods for the qualification of plastic bodied mechanical fittings for use with outside diameter controlled polyethylene (PE) gas distribution pipe, nominal 2 pipe size (IPS) and smaller complying with Specification D2513. In addition, it specifies general requirements of the material from which these fittings are made.
1.2 The test methods described in this specification are not intended to be used as routine quality control tests.
1.3 This specification covers the types of mechanical fittings described in 3.2.
1.4 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes, which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this specification.
1.5 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.
1.6 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.7 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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