ASTM-B789 Standard Practice for Installing Corrugated Aluminum Structural Plate Pipe for Culverts and Sewers

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Scope

1.1 This practice covers procedures, soils, and soil placement for the proper installation of corrugated aluminum structural plate culverts and sewers in either trench or embankment installations. A typical trench installation is shown in Fig. 1, and a typical embankment (projection) installation is shown in Fig. 2. Structural plate structures as described herein are those structures factory fabricated in plate form and bolted together on site to provide the required shape, size, and length of structure. This practice applies to structures designed in accordance with Practice B790/B790M.

1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.

1.3 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.

Significance and Use

4.1 Corrugated aluminum structural plate pipe functions structurally as a flexible ring that is supported by and interacts with the compacted surrounding soil. The soil placed around the structure is thus an integral part of the structural system. It is therefore important to ensure that the soil structure is made up of the acceptable material and well-constructed. Field verification of soil structure acceptability using Test Methods D1556, D2167, D6938, or D2937, as applicable, and comparing the results with Test Methods D698 or D1557, in accordance with the specifications for each project, is the most reliable basis for installation of an acceptable structure. The required density and method of measurement are not specified by this practice but must be established in the specifications for each project.

Keywords

aluminum pipe; culvert; installation—underground; sewers; structural plate pipe ;; ICS Number Code 91.140.80 (Drainage systems)

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02.02 (Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys)

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91.140.80 (Drainage systems Sewage water disposal and treatment, see 13.060.30 Drainage systems for rainwater, see 91.060.20 External sewage systems, see 93.030)

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Document Number

ASTM-B789/B789M-16

Revision Level

2016 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Revision

Publication Date

May 15, 2016

Document Type

Practice

Page Count

6 pages

Committee Number

B07.08