Fusion-Bonded Polyethylene Coating for the Exterior of Steel Water Pipelines
|Publication Date:||8 June 2008|
This standard describes the materials and application requirements for factoryapplied, fusion-bonded polyethylene (FBPE) coating, to the exterior of steel water pipes and fittings and the joint region of rubber-gasket field-jointed steel water pipes and fittings.
Maximum temperatures. AWWA steel pipe coating standards are written for and based on the service temperature of potable water. Consult the manufacturer for conditions and limitations.
Conditions not described in this standard. This standard does not discuss the additional materials and procedures that may be required for difficult installation conditions, such as those encountered in the construction of submerged lines, casing pipe, or river crossings. The manufacturer should be consulted for specific recommendations when these conditions exist.
The purpose of this standard is to provide the minimum requirements for FBPE coating for steel water pipe, including material, application, inspection, testing, marking, handling, and packaging requirements.