Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Pipe and Tubing, 3/4 In. (19 mm) Through 3 In. (76 mm), for Water Service
|Publication Date:||11 June 2017|
This standard describes polyethylene (PE) pressure pipe and tubing made from material having standard PE code designation PE4710* and intended for use in potable water, reclaimed water, and wastewater service. Polyethylene pipe ranges in nominal size from 3/4 in. (19 mm)† through 3 in. (76 mm) and conforms to the outside-diameter (OD) dimensions of iron pipe size (IPS) or to the inside-diameter (ID) dimensions of IPS pipe. Polyethylene tubing ranges in size from 3/4 in. (19 mm) through 2 in. (51 mm) and conforms to the OD dimensions of copper tube size (CTS). Included in this standard are criteria for classifying PE plastic pipe materials, a system of nomenclature for PE plastic pipe, and requirements and test methods for materials, pipe, and tubing. Methods of marking are also given.
The purpose of this standard is to provide the requirements for materials, testing and inspection, and shipping of PE pipe and ¾-in. (19-mm) through 2-in. (51-mm) tubing for potable water, wastewater, and reclaimed water systems.
This standard can be referenced when purchasing and receiving PE pressure pipe and tubing for use in potable water, wastewater, and reclaimed water systems. This standard can be used as a guide for manufacturing this type of pressure pipe and tubing. The stipulations of this standard apply when this document has been referenced and then only to 3/4-in. (19-mm) through 3-in. (76-mm) PE pipe and ¾-in. (19-mm) through 2-in. (51-mm) tubing for potable water, wastewater, and reclaimed water service.
* Earlier editions of ANSI/AWWA C901 included other PE material designations. For removed designations, refer to previous editions of ANSI/AWWA C901, ASTM D3350, PPI (Plastics Pipe Institute) TR-3, and PPI TR-4.
† Metric conversions given in this standard are direct conversions of US customary units and are not those specified in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards.