AWWA Has Published C! Updates Include: • High Performance Polyethylene Resin (PE) with Safety Factor ≥ 2. • Zero-leakage allowance for. Plastics Pipe Institute position statment on AWWA C High density polyethylene (HDPE) has been used for municipal and industrial water applications for almost 50 years. HDPE’s heat-fused joints create a leak free.

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Details of other federal, state, local, and provincial requirements Sec. Fabricated fittings shall meet the minimum dimensional requirements and tolerances of the pipe at the point of fusion.

Using the conventional surge pressure formula applicable to metal and plastic pipe, the values calculated are: According to the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc.

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Rejoining of the separated water column typically results in a large pressure rise, which will probably damage the pipe system. Standard code designation of the PE material Sec. The standard describes 10 dimension ratios DRs for nominal pipe sizes ranging from 4 in. Polyethylene piping shall not be joined by solvent cements, adhesives such as epoxiesor threaded-type connections.

The test pressure at failure shall not be less than that which results from a minimum hoop stress value of 2, psi Five specimens cut equally spaced around the circumference of the pipe in the longitudinal direction shall be prepared and tested in accordance with ASTM D using a cross-head separation speed of 2 in. Compare the pipeline working pressure with the pipe’s pressure class. Pipe provided according to the provisions of this standard may also be suitable for insertion into existing pipelines for rehabilitation and for the transmission of other liquids.

DR17 pipe is ok. Each fitting shall be designed and manufactured to operate at not less than the design pressure of the pipe system for which it is intended.

The actual value is generally larger and depends on the magnitude of the applied transient and sustained pressures, as well as on the operating temperature. Pressure class PC ratings for pipe described in this standard are given in Table 9.


The pipe shall not burst, crack, split, or otherwise fail a test pressure of four times the pipe PC applied for five seconds. Carbon-black levels shall be determined daily or for each production run of pipe, whichever is more frequent. Because the effective strength of PE materials depends on the awww of stress application and temperature, the effective safety factor when using a DF of 0.

Pipe shall be homogeneous and as uniform as commer- cially practical. In addition, consultation with PE pipe manufacturers is recommended. The fitting shall meet the five-second pressure test Sec. This standard classifies pipe in accordance with its pressure class PC. The following tests relative to qualification of compounds and manufacturing processes and for quality assurance shall be conducted cc906 or more often than the indicated intervals, unless otherwise specified by the purchaser.

Updated C AWWA Standard To Publish Includes PE State-Of-The-Art Resin

Because of its apparent nominal working pressure capacity, the preliminary design choice for this application is pipe of DR 17 designated as PC with a maximum aawwa pressure rating of psig. Dimension ratio such as DR Description of fitting e.

However, this standard also includes provision for specifying pipe with custom diameters and diameter ratios. Some items in this standard are optional requiring identification of the selected option s such as material type, color, and size. The categorized long-term strength in the circumferential or hoop direction as established from long-term pressure tests in accordance with PPI TR-3 and the methodology contained in ASTM D Recurring surge pressures occur frequently and are inherent to the design and operation of the system such as normal pump startup or shutdown, and normal valve opening or closure.

High Density Polyethylene Pipe

Surge pressure is aawa called water hammer. The tensile strength shall be not less than 2, psi Materials language has been added Sec. C9906 method for determining WPR is stated in Sec. Thermoplastic c90 and molding materials prepared by polymerization of no less than 85 percent ethylene and no less than 95 percent of total olefins by weight, plus the addition of compounding ingredients.


For each material, one pipe size from each size range shall be tested at the beginning of production and semiannually thereafter. A similar comparison can be made for peak pressure during fire flow where velocity may reach 8 fps. Hydrostatic design basis HDB: This will facilitate performing the bend-back test. The first proposed draft was submitted to the Thermoplastic Pressure Pipe Committee by letter ballot in May The walls shall be free of cuts, cracks, holes, blisters, voids, foreign inclusions, or other defects that are visible to the naked eye and that may affect the f906 integrity.

Evaluate WPR as described in Sec. The defined surge capacities and corresponding allowable changes in flow velocities are stated in Table B.


Fittings that are produced by injection molding shall be tested once per production run. PE HDPE pipes provide zero-leakage, conserving water and preventing raw sewage from entering into waterways or watersheds, and they are ideal for both trenchless and trenched installations,” he continued.

This is also confirmed in Table C. This test shall be run on samples from the pipe once per day or once per lot of precompounded black PE material, whichever is more qwwa. Water column separation may occur if the negative pressure is reduced to the vapor pressure of the liquid.

Although the F906 17 surge capacity value was exceeded, the sustained pressure capacity was underutilized. The flange thickness shall be supported by calculations based on a safety factor agreed on by the purchaser and the supplier.

Average inside diameter ID can be calculated as follows: Additionally, PPI collaborates with industry organizations that set standards for manufacturing practices and installation methods.