Approval Standard for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipe and Fittings for Underground Fire Protection Service
|Publication Date:||1 November 2016|
This standard encompasses the design and performance requirements for NPS (Nominal Pipe Size) 4 in. through 36 in. PVC pipe and fittings for use in underground fire service mains. Other sizes may be considered for Approval on case by case basis.
In cases where metric sized PVC pipe and fittings are to be examined for Approval, test criteria comparable to the United States equivalent size shall be used.
FM Approvals will consider PVC pipe and fittings which are designed in accordance to national or international standards. Only after verification is made that the products to be reviewed are in conformance to ANSI/AWWA C900, ANSI/AWWA C907, ANSI/AWWA C909 or other nationally or internationally recognized standards will Approval testing commence. All Approval testing is to be conducted on production samples.
This standard is intended to verify that the product described will meet stated conditions of performance, safety and quality useful to the ends of property conservation.
This standard states Approval criteria for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipe and fittings for underground fire service water mains.
Approval criteria may include, but are not limited to, performance requirements, marking requirements, examination of manufacturing facility(ies), audit of quality assurance procedures, and a surveillance audit program.