ASTM-F437 › Standard Specification for Threaded Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
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This specification covers material requirements, workmanship, dimensions, and burst pressure for threaded schedule 80 chlorinated poly(vinyl chloride) (CPVC) plastic pipe fittings. Fittings fabricated by backwelding are not included in this specification. Fittings shall be homogeneous and free from defects. Dimensions of elbows, tees, crosses, couplings, plugs, and caps shall conform to the requirements of this specification. Requirements for test specimen conditioning, sampling, thread, burst pressure, and marking are included.
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1.1 This specification covers chlorinated poly(vinyl chloride) (CPVC) threaded Schedule 80 pipe fittings. Included are requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, and burst pressure.
Note 1: The CPVC fittings covered by this specification were covered previously in Specification .
1.2 The products covered by this specification are intended for use with the distribution of pressurized liquids only, which are chemically compatible with the piping materials. Due to inherent hazards associated with testing components and systems with compressed air or other compressed gases some manufacturers do not allow pneumatic testing of their products. Consult with specific product/component manufacturers for their specific testing procedures prior to pneumatic testing.
Note 2: Pressurized (compressed) air or other compressed gases contain large amounts of stored energy which present serious saftey hazards should a system fail for any reason.
1.3 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes, and appendixes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section , of this specification: 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.
ICS Number Code 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)
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July 1, 2015