ASTM International - ASTM F3253-18
Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing with Oxygen Barrier for Hot- and Cold-Water Hydronic Distribution Systems
|Publication Date:||1 August 2018|
|ICS Code (Plastics pipes):||23.040.20|
1.1 This specification covers requirements, test methods, and marking requirements for crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing with a polymeric oxygen barrier layer, made in one standard dimension ratio (SDR 9), and distribution system components intended for hydronic heating and cooling applications up to and including a maximum working temperature of 200 °F (93 °C).
1.1.1 Components are comprised of tubing, fittings, valves, and manifolds. Tubing made to this specification incorporates a single outer or middle wall oxygen barrier layer intended for inhibiting the transmission or permeation of oxygen through the tubing wall. Requirements and test methods are included for materials, workmanship, tubing dimensions and tolerances, burst pressure, sustained pressure, excessive temperature and pressure, thermo-cycling, bent tube, oxidative resistance, layer adhesion, UV resistance, oxygen permeation, and fitting pull-out strength tests. The components covered by this specification are intended for use in residential and commercial hydronic heating and cooling systems. Requirements for potable water applications are outside the scope of this specification.
1.2 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes, and appendixes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.
1.3 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.
1.4 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.
1.5 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.