Fabricated Steel and Stainless-Steel Tapping Sleeves
|Publication Date:||9 June 2013|
This standard describes fabricated steel and stainless-steel tapping sleeves used to provide outlets and branches on existing pipe with or without interruption of service. They are intended for pipe sizes 4 in. (100 mm) through 48 in. (1,200 mm) with branch outlets through 36 in. (900 mm). This standard includes requirements for materials, dimensions, tolerances, finishes, and testing. This standard is not intended to apply to tapping sleeves welded to pipe. Fabricated tapping sleeves are intended for the transmission and distribution of water, reclaimed water, and wastewater, and for use in other water-supply system facilities. For outlets and main sizes greater than those specified, consult the manufacturer.
The purpose of this standard is to provide the minimum requirements for fabricated tapping sleeves for various pipe materials, including components, testing, and marking requirements.