Plastics piping systems - Polyolefin pipes and mechanical fitting assemblies - Test method for the resistance to end load (AREL test)
|Publication Date:||15 September 2010|
|ICS Code (Plastics pipes):||23.040.20|
This International Standard specifies a method to determine, for mechanically jointed polyolefin pipe and fitting assemblies in sizes of dn u 63 mm, the effect of component relaxation and creep on the resistance of the assembly to pipe pull out under the long-term application of a constant and longitudinally applied force.
The susceptibility of the polyolefin pipe to stress crack failure initiated by the joint assembly is also examined.
NOTE For sizes dn > 63 mm, the method is under development.