Polyethylene Piping Systems for Gas Services
|Publication Date:||1 November 1992|
This Standard applies to polyethylene pipe, tubing, and fittings for use in gas mains and services, including gathering, transmission, and distribution applications, that carry fuel gases containing not more than 1% aromatic hydrocarbons.
This Standard also applies to all types of fittings and connections used in a plastic gas pipe system including plastic-to-metal transition fittings, plastic component fittings such as elbows, tees, end caps, valves, etc, and clamps and couplings.
Note: Pipe refers to pipe having IPS outside diameters. Tubing refers to pipe having copper tube size outside diameters. In this Standard, where there are test requirements for pipe, they refer to both pipe and tubing.
This Standard establishes the manufacturing and testing requirements necessary to ensure that the polyethylene compound, pipe, and fittings are of a quality acceptable for use in a gas distribution system. This Standard includes requirements for
(a) primary properties of the compound;
(b) physical properties of the finished product;
(c) on-line monitoring during production;
(d) methods of identification; and
(e) shipping and storage.
Note: The user of the pipe, tubing, or fittings should refer to CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z184 for the design and installation limitations on the use of this product