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AWWA C901 2008 Edition, June 8, 2008
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Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Pipe and Tubing, 1/2 in. (13 mm) Through 3 in. (76 mm), for Water Service
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This standard describes polyethylene (PE) presssure pipe and tubing made from material having standard PE code designations PE 2406, PE 3406, and PE 3408 and primarily intended for use in the transportation of water and other liquids. Polyethylene pipe ranges in nominal size from 1/2 in.(13 mm)(Footnote *) through 3 in. (76 mm) and conforms to the outside-diameter dimensions of iron pipe sizes (OD-based, IPS pipe) or to the inside-diameter dimensions of iron pipe sizes (ID-based, IPS pipe). Polyethylene tubing ranges in size from 1/2 in.(13 mm) through 2 in. (51 mm) and conforms to the outside-diameter dimensions of copper tubing. Included in this standard are criteria for classifying PE plastic pipe materials, a system of nomenclature for PE plastic pipe, and requirements and test methods for materials, pipe, and tubing. Methods of marking are given. Design, installation, and application considerations are discussed in the foreword to this standard.

Footnote * - Metric conversions given in this standard are direct conversions of US customary units and are not those specified in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards.

Purpose

The purpose of this standard is to provide the requirements for materials, design, testing and inspection, and shipping of PE pipe and tubing for use primarily as service lines in the construction of underground water distribution systems.

Application

This standard can be referenced in specifications for purchasing and receiving PE pressure pipe and tubing for use primarily as service lines in the construction of underground water distribution systems. This standard can be used as a guide for manufacturing this type of pressure pipe and tubing. The stipulations of this standard apply when this