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ASTM C506

Revision 16B, November 1, 2016

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Standard Specification for Reinforced Concrete Arch Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe



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  • Revision: Revision 16B, November 1, 2016
  • Published Date: November 1, 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 8
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:

This specification covers reinforced arch-shaped concrete pipe to be used for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, storm water, and for the construction of culverts.

This specification is the inch-pound companion to C506M; therefore, no SI equivalents are presented in the specification. Reinforced concrete pipe that conform to the requirements of C506M are acceptable under this Specification C506 unless prohibited by the owner.

NOTE 1—This specification is a manufacturing and purchase specification only, and does not include requirements for bedding, backfill, or the relationship between field load condition and the strength classification of pipe. However, experience has shown that the successful performance of this product depends upon the proper selection of the class of pipe, type of bedding and backfill, and care that the installation conforms to the construction specifications. The owner of the reinforced concrete pipe specified herein is cautioned that he must correlate the field requirements with the class of pipe specified and provide inspection at the construction site.