Performance Requirements for Push-Fit Fittings
|Publication Date:||1 April 2011|
This standard applies to push-fit fittings that can be used with one or more of the following materials:
1) PEX tubing complying with ASTM F 876 or CSA B137.5.
2) Copper tubing hard drawn Type K, L and M and annealed Type M not to exceed 3/8" nominal, complying with ASTM B 88.
3) CPVC tubing complying with ASTM D 2846 or CSA B137.6.
4) PE-RT tubing complying with ASTM F 2769.
These fittings shall have a nominal size not to exceed 2" CTS.
Minimum Pressure and Temperature Ratings
These fittings shall be designed for continuous water service up to and including 100.0 psi (689.5 kPa) at 180.0 °F (82.2 °C). Push-fit fittings are not intended to be used in temperature/ pressure relief valve drain lines unless they are tested and rated for excessive conditions of 210.0 °F (98.9 °C) and 150.0 psi (1034.2 kPa) per ASME A112.4.1 or ASTM F 877.