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|This test method describes a procedure for qualifying the
performance of joint restraint products for use on PVC pressure
pipe systems by evaluating the effect of the joint restraint
product on the performance characteristics of PVC pipe during
cyclic pressure tests and static pressure tests. The PVC pipe
property values referenced in this test method are for the 12454
compound as described in Specification D1784 and a 4,000 HDB shall
be obtained by categorizing the LTHS in accordance with Table 1 in
Test Method D2837. That includes, but is not limited to, pipe
produced in accordance with the following standards: Specifications
D1785 and D2241, AWWA C900 , and AWWA C905.
This test method determines the short-term performance of a
joint restraint product on PVC pipe, which involves the testing of
restrained joint test sections to the minimum burst pressure
requirements of the pipe to determine quick burst performance.
This test method determines the long-term effect of a joint
restraint product on PVC pipe, which involves the testing of
restrained joint test sections to the sustained pressure
requirements of the pipe for a period of 1000 h.
This test method addresses restraint products that are rated at
the full pressure capacity of the PVC pipe on which they are used.
There are joint restraint devices available that are not rated at
the full pressure capacity of the pipe. While those products have
proven acceptable and useful in the marketplace, this test method
does not apply to those products.
This test method determines the performance of a joint restraint
product on PVC pipe subjected to cyclic pressure surges. The
performance is compared to the baseline performance of pipe without
joint restraint products established by Herbert W.
The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the
standard. The values in parentheses are for information purposes
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.
2 Vinson, Herbert W., Response of PVC Pipe to Large,
Repetitive Pressure Surges, International Conference on
Underground Plastic Pipe, American Society of Civil Engineers,
New York, NY, 1981, p. 491.
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