ASTM International - ASTM C1103-94(2000)
Standard Practice for Joint Acceptance Testing of Installed Precast Concrete Pipe Sewer Lines
|Publication Date:||1 January 2000|
|ICS Code (Pipes and fittings of other materials):||23.040.50|
1.1 This practice covers procedures for testing the joints of installed precast concrete pipe sewer lines, when using either air or water under low pressure to demonstrate the integrity of the joint and the construction procedures. This practice is used for testing 27-in. and larger diameter precast concrete sewer lines utilizing rubber gasket sealed joints.
1.2 A complete metric companion to Practice C1103 has been developed-C1103M; therefore, no metric equivalents are presented in this practice.
Note 1--The owner shall specify the following: who will conduct, observe, and furnish labor, material, and measuring devices and pay for the tests; who is responsible for determining local ground conditions; and whether an air or water test is to be used.
Note 2---Test criteria presented in this practice are similar to those in general use. Pipe 24-in. diameter and smaller may be accepted by infiltration or exfiltration testing utilizing Practice C969 or by low pressure air testing utilizing Practice C924. Pipe greater than 24-in. diameter may be accepted by infiltration or exfiltration testing utilizing C969.
Note 3--It should be understood that there is no correlation between air loss and water leakage.
1.3 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. Specific precautions are given in Section 6.