Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (SDR-PR) Based on Outside Diameter
|Publication Date:||10 August 1997|
|ICS Code (Plastics pipes):||23.040.20|
1.1 This specification covers polyethylene (PE) pipe made in dimensions based on outside diameters of 90 mm (3.500 in.) and larger.
1.2 Three standard outside diameter sizing systems are detailed: one known as the ISO metric system, one known as the IPS system, and the other known as the DIPS system. See 5.2.5 for guidelines for special sizes.
1.3 The piping is intended for new construction and insertion renewal of old piping systems used for the transport of water, municipal sewage, industrial process liquids, effluents, slurries, etc., in both pressure and nonpressure systems.
NOTE 1--The user must consult the manufacturer to ensure that any damage of the polyethylene pipe caused by the material being transported will not affect the service life beyond limits acceptable to the user.
1.4 All pipes produced under this specification are pressure-rated.
1.5 This specification includes criteria for choice of raw material and test methods for evaluation of raw material, together with performance requirements and test methods for determining conformance with the requirements.
1.6 Quality-control measures to be taken by manufacturers, are outlined in the appendix as a nonmandatory part of this specification.
1.7 In referee decisions, the SI units shall be used for metric-sized pipe and inch-pound units for pipe sized in the IPS system (ANSI B36.10) and DIPS system. In all cases, the values given in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.8 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 6, of this specification: 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.