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ASTM - D3839

Standard Guide for Underground Installation of “Fiberglass” (Glass-Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe

active, Most Current
Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 March 2014
Status: active
Page Count: 12
ICS Code (Plastics pipes): 23.040.20
scope:

This practice establishes procedures for the burial of pressure and nonpressure "fiberglass" (glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin) pipe in many typically encountered soil conditions. Included are recommendations for trenching, placing pipe, joining pipe, placing and compacting backfill, and monitoring deflection levels. Guidance for installation of fiberglass pipe in subaqueous conditions is not included.

Product standards for fiberglass pipe encompass a wide range of product variables. Diameters range from 1 in. to 13 ft (25 mm to 4000 mm) and pipe stiffnesses range from 9 to over 72 psi (60 to 500 kPa) with internal pressure ratings up to several thousand pound force per square inch. This standard does not purport to consider all of the possible combinations of pipe, soil types, and natural ground conditions that may occur. The recommendations in this practice may need to be modified or expanded to meet the needs of some installation conditions. In particular, fiberglass pipe with diameters of a few inches are generally so stiff that they are frequently installed in accordance with different guidelines. Consult with the pipe manufacturer for guidance on which practices are applicable to these particular pipes.

The scope of this practice excludes productperformance criteria such as a minimum pipe stiffness, maximum service deflection, or long-term strength. Such parameters may be contained in product standards or design specifications, or both, for fiberglass pipe. It is incumbent upon the specified product manufacturer or project engineer to verify and ensure that the pipe specified for an intended application, when installed in accordance with procedures outlined in this practice, will provide a long-term, satisfactory performance in accordance with criteria established for that application.

NOTE 1-There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

NOTE 2-A discussion of the importance of deflection and a presentation of a simplified method to approximate field deflections are given in AWWA Manual of Practice M45 Fiberglass Pipe Design.

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.

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.

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.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard

Document History

D3839
March 1, 2014
Standard Guide for Underground Installation of “Fiberglass” (Glass-Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
This practice establishes procedures for the burial of pressure and nonpressure “fiberglass” (glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin) pipe in many typically encountered soil conditions. Included...
March 1, 2014
Standard Guide for Underground Installation of “Fiberglass” (Glass-Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
This practice establishes procedures for the burial of pressure and nonpressure "fiberglass" (glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin) pipe in many typically encountered soil conditions. Included...
April 1, 2008
Standard Guide for Underground Installation of “Fiberglass” (Glass- FiberReinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
This practice establishes procedures for the burial of pressure and nonpressure "fiberglass" (glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin) pipe in many typically encountered soil conditions. Included...
December 10, 2002
Standard Guide for Underground Installation of Fiberglass (Glass- FiberReinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
This practice establishes procedures for the burial of pressure and nonpressure "fiberglass" (glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin) pipe in many typically encountered soil conditions. Included...
December 10, 2002
Standard Guide for Underground Installation of Fiberglass (Glass- FiberReinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
This practice establishes procedures for the burial of pressure and nonpressure "fiberglass" (glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin) pipe in many typically encountered soil conditions. Included...
February 15, 1994
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR UNDERGROUND INSTALLATION OF "FIBERGLASS" (GLASS- FIBER-REINFORCED THERMOSETTING-RESIN) PIPE
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1994
Standard Practice for Underground Installation of "Fiberglass" (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
1. Scope 1.1 This practice establishes procedures for the burial of pressure and nonpressure "fiberglass" (glass-fiber-reinforced thermosetting-resin) pipe in many typically encountered soil...
January 27, 1989
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR UNDERGROUND INSTALLATION OF "FIBERGLASS" (GLASS- FIBER REINFORCED THERMOSETTING RESIN) PIPE
A description is not available for this item.
October 26, 1979
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR UNDERGROUND INSTALLATION OF FLEXIBLE REINFORCED THERMOSETTING RESIN PIPE AND REINFORCED PLASTIC MORTAR PIPE (R 1988)
A description is not available for this item.

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