Standard Specification for Mechanical Cold Expansion Insert Fitting with Compression Sleeve for Cross-Linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing
|Publication Date:||10 April 1998|
|ICS Code (Plastics fittings):||23.040.45|
1.1 This specification covers mechanical cold expansion insert fittings with compression sleeve suitable for use with PEX tubing that meets the requirements of Specification F 876 or F 877. These fittings are intended for use in 100 psi (689.5 kPa) cold and hot water distributions systems operating at temperatures up to and including 180° F (82°C). Included are the requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, burst pressure, sustained pressure, excessive temperature and pressure, temperature cycling tests, and markings to be used on the fittings and compression sleeves
1.2 The values stated in inch-pounds units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.
1.3 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 10, 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.