ASTM - F2897
Standard Specification for Tracking and Traceability Encoding System of Natural Gas Distribution Components (Pipe, Tubing, Fittings, Valves, and Appurtenances)
|Publication Date:||1 February 2011|
|ICS Code (Gas supply systems):||91.140.40|
This specification defines requirements for the data used in the tracking and traceability base-62 encoding system and the format of the resultant code to characterize various components used in fuel gas piping systems.
The final output of this specification is a 16 digit alpha-numeric code that defines a standardized approach or methodology for encoding certain characteristics of components that have been established based on consensus recommendations from the respective stakeholder group members. The means of marking or affixing the code to the components, and the means of reading and/or transferring the data or codes are outside the scope of this specification.
NOTE 1-To facilitate compliance with this specification, a web
based application has been developed to manage and maintain unique
identifiers for certain characteristics including manufacturer
identification numbers, material types, and component types as
specified in this document. The web based application also provides
a calculator to help users and manufacturers apply the base-62
encoding system outlined in this specification. The URL for the
The web based application is only intended to serve as a useful resource for managing the respective manufacturer identification numbers, codes, and other identifiers as per this specification. Any changes to the contents of the web based application are contingent upon subsequent changes to this specification. This specification shall have primacy.