Standard Practice for Design of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Manholes for Subsurface Applications
|Publication Date:||10 January 1997|
|ICS Code (Thermoplastic materials):||83.080.20|
1.1 This specification covers general and basic procedures related to the design of manholes and components manufactured from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) for use in subsurface applications and applies to personnel access structures. The practice covers the material, the structural design requirements of the manhole barrel (also called vertical riser or shaft), floor (bottom), and top, and joints between shaft sections.
1.2 This practice offers the minimum requirements for the proper design of an HDPE manhole. Due to the variability in manhole height, diameter, and the soil each manhole must be designed and detailed individually. When properly used and implemented, this practice can help ensure a safe and reliable structure for the industry.
1.3 Disclaimer--The reader is cautioned that independent professional judgment must be exercised when data or recommendations set forth in this practice are applied. The publication of the material contained herein is not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of ASTM that this information is suitable for general or particular use, or freedom from infringement of any patent or patents. Anyone making use of this information assumes all liability arising from such use. The design of structures is within the scope of expertise of a licensed architect, structural engineer, or other licensed professional for the application of principles to a particular structure.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.5 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.